Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “clapboard”

clapboard

noun     /ˈklæp.bɔːd/ US  /-bɔːrd/
[U] US a series of boards fixed horizontally to the outside of a building, with each board partly covering the one below, to protect the building from the weather: The town of Rockport is full of rows of white clapboard houses.Walls and parts of wallsBuilding materials [C] US for clapperboardCinema - general words
(Definition of clapboard noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of clapboard

More definitions for “clapboard”

Definitions of “clapboard” in other dictionaries

Translations of “clapboard”

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More