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clapboard

(klăb`ərd), board used for the exterior finish of a wood-framed building and attached horizontally to the wood studs. The word, in its original and strict use, refers to a product of New England; boards of similar type made elsewhere are termed siding. Clapboards are particularly characteristic of the United States, having been steadily used since the earliest years of the colonial settlements. Each clapboard overlaps the one below it, leaving a few inches exposed to the weather. White pine is considered the best wood for clapboards; cedar, cypress, and spruce are also used.

clapboard

One of a series of boards used for siding, with a tapered cross section, most commonly called beveled siding. See also: Wood

clapboard

[′kla‚bərd]
(materials)
A board, thicker at one edge than the other, used to cover exterior walls.

clapboard, bevel siding, lap siding

A wood siding commonly used as an exterior covering on a building of frame construction; applied horizontally and overlapped, with the grain running lengthwise; thicker along the lower edge than along the upper.
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You are fortunate that the OSB sheathing is still in good shape in spite of the clapboard installation.
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Everything so Martha's Vineyard so clapboard and white cedar
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He arrived at the tiny, white clapboard church with his sons Micheal, 13 and Daniel, 12, mother-in-law, Vanessa Redgrave, and sister-in-law, Joely Richardson.
He arrived at the tiny, white clapboard church with his sons Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, mother-in-law Vanessa Red grave and sister-in-law Joely Richardson.