Clapper vs Clapperless - What's the difference?

clapper | clapperless |


As a noun clapper

is one who claps or clapper can be (label) a rabbit burrow.

As a verb clapper

is to ring a bell by pulling a rope attached to the clapper.

As an adjective clapperless is

without a clapper (as of a bell).

clapper

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who claps.
  • An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring.
  • A wooden mechanical device used as a scarecrow; bird-scaring rattle, a wind-rattle or a wind-clapper.
  • (label) A pounding block.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ring a bell by pulling a rope attached to the clapper.
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  • Etymology 2

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) A rabbit burrow.
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    clapperless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Without a clapper (as of a bell).