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clapper rail

clap·per rail
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klap-er reyl]
    • /ˈklæp ər reɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klap-er reyl]
    • /ˈklæp ər reɪl/

Definition of clapper rail words

  • noun clapper rail a long-billed rail, Rallus longirostris, of coastal marshes of the Americas, having a harsh, cackling cry. 1

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Origin of clapper rail

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15

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Parts of speech for Clapper rail

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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clapper rail popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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