Part of speech: noun

One who or that which claps.

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Usage examples "clapper":

  1. More luck to you not to be, I say; and either, Sedgett, you does woman's work, gossipin' about like a cracked bell- clapper, or men's the biggest gossips of all, which I believe; for there's no beating you at your work, and one can't wish ill to you, knowing what you catch. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. The Hero of the Bell- Clapper 70 Lee was one of the most prominent and popular men in the class. - "The Adventures of a Freshman", Jesse Lynch Williams.
  3. With a glad cry, the old man leaped up, forgetting his rheumatism in his excitement and delight, and seizing the great iron clapper, swung it back and forth against the sides of the great brass bell, thus causing it to do what by a strange coincidence the inscription on its side said it was to do, viz. - "The Dare Boys of 1776", Stephen Angus Cox.