English - English Dictionary
clappersa percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
clapper valvea simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
clappermetal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
clapperboardphotographic equipment used to synchronize sound and motion picture; boards held in front of a movie camera are banged together
clappera mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
hand clappinga demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
clappinga demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
handclapa clap of the hands to indicate approval
claptrappompous or pretentious talk or writing
thunderclapa shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell"
clapa sudden very loud noise
clapa sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
thunderclapa single sharp crash of thunder
clappersomeone who applauds
clapa common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
clapboarda long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below
clapclap one''s hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
clapperclawuse foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
clapclap one''s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
clapstrike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together"
clapstrike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
clapperclawclaw with the nails
clapboardcover with clapboards
clap onapply carelessly; "slap some paint onto the wall"
clapput quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"