clapboard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"clapboard" in British English

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clapboardnoun

uk   /ˈklæp.bɔːd/  us   /-bɔːrd/
[U] US a ​series of ​boardsfixed horizontally to the ​outside of a ​building, with each ​boardpartlycovering the one below, to ​protect the ​building from the ​weather: The ​town of Rockport is ​full of ​rows of ​white clapboard ​houses.
(Definition of clapboard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clapboard" in American English

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clapboardnoun [U]

 us   /ˈklæb·ərd/  /ˈklæpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a ​narrowboard used to ​cover the ​outsidewalls of a ​building by ​laying one ​board over ​part of the one already ​attached below it
(Definition of clapboard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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