Part of speech: noun

An overlapping board in the sheathing of a house; a weather - board.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Marian Keith.