Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

clapper rail

noun
  1. a long-billed rail, Rallus longirostris, of coastal marshes of the Americas, having a harsh, cackling cry.
Show More

Origin of clapper rail

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018