An example of slapstick is comedy performed by the television characters called the Three Stooges where people get poked in the eye or pies in the face.
- an implement made of two flat pieces of wood that slap together loudly when hit against something: sometimes used by clowns to strike others with loud, harmless slaps
- crude comedy in which the humor depends upon violent activity, horseplay, etc.
- A boisterous form of comedy marked by chases, collisions, and crude practical jokes.
- A paddle designed to produce a loud whacking sound, formerly used by performers in farces.
(countable and uncountable, plural slapsticks)