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clop

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Pronunciation: /klɒp
 
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Definition of clop in English:

noun

[in singular]
A sound or series of sounds made by a horse’s hoofs on a hard surface: the plodding clop of patient draught horses
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)

[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top  
(Of a horse) move with a clop: the animal clopped on at a steady pace
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: imitative.

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