Shiplap vs Clapboard - What's the difference?

shiplap | clapboard |


As nouns the difference between shiplap and clapboard

is that shiplap is a type of wooden board that has rabbets to allow them to be overlapped while clapboard is a narrow board, usually thicker at one edge than the other, used as siding for houses and similar structures of frame construction or clapboard can be (film) a clapper board; a device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production.

As a verb clapboard is

to cover with clapboards.

shiplap

English

Noun

(wikipedia shiplap)
  • A type of wooden board that has rabbets to allow them to be overlapped
  • clapboard

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

  • A narrow board, usually thicker at one edge than the other, used as siding for houses and similar structures of frame construction.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=September 28, author=Wendy Moonan, title=, work=New York Times citation
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  • (uncountable) Such boards, arranged horizontally and overlapping with thick edge down, collectively, as siding.
  • (archaic, UK) An oak board of a size used for barrel staves.
  • Synonyms
    * weatherboard

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with clapboards.
  • to clapboard the sides of a house
    (Bartlett)

    See also

    *

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (film) A clapper board; a device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production.
  • Synonyms
    * (film) clapper board, clapstick, slate, slate board, sync slate, sticks, board, marker