Clap-sill

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Clap-sill the bottom part of the frame on which lock-gates shut—called also Lock-sill
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. klappa, to pat; Dut. and Ger. klappen.

Usage

In literature:

A cry of fear broke from Desmarais, and he recoiled from the sill, clapping his hands before his eyes to shut out the grisly spectacle.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
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