A clapperboard consists of two pieces of wood that are connected by a hinge and hit together before each scene when making a film, to make it easier to match the sound and pictures of different scenes. [BRIT]
(in AM, use clapboard)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • clapperboard — clap per*board (kl[a^]p p[ e]r*b[=o]rd ), n. a device which synchronizes sound and picture while making a motion picture, consisting of boards held in front of a movie camera, which are are banged together. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clapperboard — ► NOUN ▪ hinged boards that are struck together at the beginning of filming to synchronize the picture and sound machinery …   English terms dictionary

  • Clapperboard — This article is about the equipment used during filming. For the television programme, see Clapperboard (TV series). An acrylic glass clapperboard in use …   Wikipedia

  • clapperboard — UK [ˈklæpə(r)ˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈklæpərˌbɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms clapperboard : singular clapperboard plural clapperboards cinema a board consisting of two parts that are hit together before making part of a film, to make sure that the… …   English dictionary

  • clapperboard — noun A device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production …   Wiktionary

  • clapperboard — n. photographic device which is made up of a board with two parts which are clapped together when commencing filming and later is used in synchronizing sound and picture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clapperboard — noun a device of hinged boards that are struck together at the beginning of filming to synchronize the starting of picture and sound machinery …   English new terms dictionary

  • clapperboard — /ˈklæpəbɔd/ (say klapuhbawd) noun (in filmmaking) a board showing details of a scene and having a clapper to mark the soundtrack audibly, shot at the beginning of a take for the editor s guidance …   Australian English dictionary

  • clapperboard — n. Cinematog. a device of hinged boards struck together to synchronize the starting of picture and sound machinery in filming …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clapperboard (TV series) — This article describes the British children s television programme. For the equipment used during filming see Clapperboard. Clapperboard Genre Children s television series Presented by Chris Kelly Country of origin …   Wikipedia

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