Definition of clapped-out in English:

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clapped-out

adjective

British informal
Worn out from age or heavy use and unable to work or operate: a clapped-out old van
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  • These same emissions zones will also catch clapped-out old bangers and poorly-maintained lorries and vans.
  • A group of Bradford friends are planning an ambitious 3,222 mile charity crusade around the UK - in a set of four clapped-out old Ford Fiestas.
  • Wednesday night's executive committee decided that the current civic vehicle, a 1988 Vauxhall Carlton, was old and clapped-out.
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