Translation of clapboard in Spanish:
noununcountable and countable
- (before noun) clapboard housecasa (feminine) de (tablas de) maderaExample sentences
- This courthouse consisted of a two-story woodframe building covered with clapboards, resting on a foundation of stone blocks.
- Eventually, we're directed to a clapboard hut on the edge of town where a pair of women in bright turbans stir two large cauldrons with paddles.
- Within ten minutes the stagecoach rocked back into motion and sent a cloud of dust and dirt and grit billowing skywards across the yard towards the gray clapboard building.
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