Definition of clop in English:


Syllabification: clop
Pronunciation: /kläp


[in singular]
  • A sound or series of sounds made by a horse’s hooves on a hard surface.
    More example sentences
    • Beside him he could hear the thundering clop of Chubb's hooves; the rumbling roar of the buggy to his rear.
    • Hoof beats sounded up ahead and the two recognized the heavy clop of unicorn hooves.
    • The clop of their hooves and the jingle of the harness was rhythmic, almost soothing.

verb (clops, clopping, clopped)

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  • (Of a horse) move with a clop: the animal clopped on at a steady pace
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    • Another train of sighing, blowing horses came clopping up towards us, laden with empty US Mail boxes.
    • His horse clopped wildly away from him, but he was no longer moving with it.
    • Then they heard horse feet clopping on pavement.


mid 19th century: imitative.

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