- a sound made by or as if by a horse's hoof striking the ground.
- to make or move with such a sound.
Origin of clop
First recorded in 1895–1900; imitative
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Examples from the Web for clop
It seemed to shout to Joanna as she came to it clop, clop along the road.Joanna Godden
The creak of saddle leather and the clop clop of her horses hoofs were all the sounds that disturbed the stillness.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O
When the wind stirred the branches a little fire of drops sounded "clop, clop!"Pierre and Luce
- (intr) to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
- a sound of this nature
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for clop
1901, echoic of the sound of boots or hoofs on the ground. Related: Clopped; clopping.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper