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  1. a sound made by or as if by a horse's hoof striking the ground.
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verb (used without object), clopped, clop·ping.
  1. to make or move with such a sound.
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Origin of clop

First recorded in 1895–1900; imitative
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Historical Examples

  • "Hasta la eternidad," it began, and the phrase ran through Raul's mind as the horses trotted, clopping over firm ground.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • They lurched to the highroad and awoke from their sun-soaked drowse at the sound of the clopping hoofs.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for clopping


verb clops, clopping or clopped
  1. (intr) to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
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  1. a sound of this nature
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Word Origin

C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for clopping



1901, echoic of the sound of boots or hoofs on the ground. Related: Clopped; clopping.

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