- 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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Historical Examples of clopping
- (intr) to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
- a sound of this nature
Word Origin for clop
C20: of imitative origin
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1901, echoic of the sound of boots or hoofs on the ground. Related: Clopped; clopping.
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