Meaning of clapboard

clap•board

Pronunciation: (klab'urd, klap'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a long, thin board, thicker along one edge than the other, used in covering the outer walls of buildings, being laid horizontally, the thick edge of each board overlapping the thin edge of the board below it. See illus. under
  2. a size of oak board used for making barrel staves and for wainscoting.
—adj.
  1. of or made of clapboard: a clapboard house.

clap•board

Pronunciation: (klap'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
— n. Motion Pictures.
  1. a small board with a hinged stick attached that is clapped down at the beginning of the filming of a shot for use later in synchronizing sound and image in the editing of the film. Also called clap&prim;per board&sec;, clap&syl;stick
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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