Meaning of “clapper” in the English Dictionary

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"clapper" in English

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clappernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklæp.ər/ us /ˈklæp.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Its weight is thirty-two thousand pounds—the clapper alone weighing a thousand pounds. 
  • The Indian bell-ringer rings them by a rope fastened to each clapper. 

(Definition of “clapper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clapper" in American English

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clappernoun [ C ]

us /ˈklæp·ər/

a piece of metal hanging inside a bell which makes the bell ring by hitting its sides

(Definition of “clapper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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