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English definition of “clapperboard”

clapperboard

noun [C] uk   /ˈklæp.ə.bɔːd/ us    /-ɚ.bɔːrd/ specialized (US usually clapboard)
a device, used by people making films, that consists of a board with two parts that are hit together at the start of filmingCinema - general words
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