clop

[ klop ]
/ klɒp /

noun

a sound made by or as if by a horse's hoof striking the ground.

verb (used without object), clopped, clop·ping.

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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Example sentences from the Web for clopping

  • "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

clop
/ (klɒp) /

verb clops, clopping or clopped

(intr) to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground

noun

a sound of this nature

Word Origin for clop

C20: of imitative origin
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