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“… slate or clapper to mark each scene Oh …”

meanings of clapper


  1. The chattering damsel of a mill.
  2. A slapshot.
  3. A pounding block.
  4. The hinged part of a clapperboard, used to synchronise images and soundtrack, or the clapperboard itself.
  5. An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring; a clanger or tongue.
  6. A rabbit burrow.
  7. A clapstick (musical instrument).
  8. A person's tongue, as a source of chatter or nagging.
  9. One who claps; a person who applauds by clapping the hands.
  10. A wooden mechanical device used as a scarecrow; bird-scaring rattle, a wind-rattle or a wind-clapper.


  1. To make a repetitive clapping sound; to clatter.
  2. To ring a bell by pulling a rope attached to the clapper.
  3. Of birds, to repeatedly strike the mandibles together.


  1. A surname​.