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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. clooney,
  2. cloot,
  3. clootie,
  4. cloots,
  5. clootz, anacharsis,
  6. clop-clop,
  7. cloque,
  8. cloquet,
  9. cloquet's hernia,
  10. cloqué

Origin of clop

First recorded in 1895–1900; imitative

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for clopping

clop

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper