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Noun: slapstick  'slap,stik
  1. A boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
     
  2. Acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
Adjective: slapstick  'slap,stik
  1. Characterized by horseplay and physical action
    "slapstick style of humour"

Derived forms: slapsticks

See also: humorous, humourous [Brit, Cdn, non-standard]

Type of: acoustic device, comedy

Encyclopedia: Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!