Definition of clapper bridge in English:

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clapper bridge


A simple bridge consisting of slabs of stone or planks laid across a series of rocks or piles of stones.
Example sentences
  • Technically, it's a medieval clapper bridge, constructed of huge slabs of solid stone most likely left behind in the valley when the last of the glaciers receded.
  • On Dartmoor you'll find many an old clapper bridge that was constructed back in the 13 th century.
  • Built in the 13 th century, this is the best example of the 30 or so clapper bridges on Dartmoor.
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