What does the word clapboard mean?

Usage examples for clapboard

  1. Whenever a shingle or a clapboard was needed it was put on, where paint was required it was used,- that is evident; and a look at the great barns stored with hay shows how the fields have been conscientiously educated into giving a full crop. – Susanna and Sue by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  2. It was a shabby old clapboard house; the architecture of the prosperous farmer of seventy- five years ago. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  3. It was a straight, clapboard structure, painted white, and standing in a forlorn- looking little field bare of trees. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith