Meaning of clapper

clap•per

Pronunciation: (klap'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who applauds.
  2. the tongue of a bell.
  3. the tongue.
  4. Usually,two flat sticks held between the fingers and struck rhythmically against each other to produce abrupt, sharp sounds.
  5. a platen press.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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