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clop

[ klop ]
/ klɒp /
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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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How to use clop in a sentence

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

    Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
  • "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

British Dictionary definitions for clop

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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