Crossword clues for claw
- Sort of hammer
- Shellfish serving
- Serving of lobster
- Scratch (at)
- Owl's weapon
- Owl feature
- Meaty part of a lobster
- Meaty part of a crab
- Lobster's grabber
- Lobster meat source
- Defense for some animals
- Curved hammer part
- Crab's weapon
- Crab feature
- Crab delicacy
- Cat's toenail
- Animal's weapon
- ___ Hammer
- __ hammer
- Wolverine's blade
- Wolverine weapon
- What an eagle grabs with
- Weapon used in the wild
- Weapon for Wolverine
- Velociraptor's weapon
- Tina Turner "Steel ___"
- Tiger's weapon
- Tiger's gripper
- This could really grab you
- Tabby's weapon
- Tabby's defensive weapon
- Struggle, figuratively
- Sharp part of a kite
- Sharp part of a cat's paw
- Sharp bear part
- Scratcher of a scratching post
- Scratch maker
- Scratch — scrape
- Scrape, cat-style
- Retractable part of a jaguar
- Retractable feature of Wolverine
- Recover (as cash), with "back"
- Post scratcher
- Pincer, e.g
- Persian's weapon
- Persian weapon
- Persian nail
- Paw feature
- Part of some hammerheads
- Part of Freddy Krueger's right glove
- Part of a lobster
- Part of a hammer that can remove nails
- One end of some hammers
- Natural scratcher
- Nail-pulling hammer part
- Nail that's often curved
- Murder by Death "Red of Tooth and ___"
- Motorhead song that scratches?
- Motorhead song about nail?
- Morsel on a shellfish platter
- Maul, maybe
- Lynx gripper
- Lobster's pride
- Lobster's pincer
- Lobster's crusher
- Lobster weapon
- Lobster pick target
- Lion's weapon
- Leopard's weapon
- Leopard weapon
- Jaguar's weapon
- It might be retractable
- Injure, in a way
- Hammer's nail remover
- Grizzly paw feature
- Grackle's grappler
- Fight desperately
- Feature of some hammers
- Fearsome part of a Jabberwock
- Faulty fixture in many arcade machines
- Evil doctor in "Inspector Gadget"
- Dr. ___ (Inspector Gadget's nemesis)
- Crab's pincher
- Crab's means of defense
- Crab's appendage
- Corn or lemon follower
- Certain animal defense
- Bird weapon
- Bear ___ (pastry)
- Bear ___ (bakery buy)
- Arcade grabber
- Arcade game grabber
- Animal's defense
- Hammer part, perhaps
- Cat's scratcher
- Talon, e.g
- Lobster pincer
- Bear's scratcher
- Scratch's partner, on way to the top
- Falcon feature
- Dig sans tools
- Hammer feature
- Hammer's end
- Lobster portion
- Nail on a paw
- Nail puller
- Itch reliever
- Cat's gripper
- Curved nail, perhaps
- Animal's nail
- Construction crane attachment
- Crab serving
- Partner of scratch
- Lobster limb
- Fight tooth and nail
- Maul, in a way
- Part of a wolf or a lobster
- Crayfish feature
- Sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
- A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
- A structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
- Mosquito's "foot"
- Decapod's weapon
- Lobster feature
- Lobster's chela
- Eagle feature
- Type of hammer
- Tooth's partner
- Kind of hammer
- Tabby's defense
- Raptorial feature
- Feline feature
- Crab's pincer
- Cat's weapon
- Sound of crow clutching left part of its foot?
- Sort of hammer sharp nail
- Lobster's grasping structure
- Talon, for example
- Garden tool
- Hammer end
- Crab morsel
- Hammerhead part
- Lobster part
- Hawk's weapon
- Lobster serving
- Eagle's weapon
- Attack, cat-style
- Paw part
- Part of some hammers
- Cardinal point?
- Raptor's weapon
- One way to get to the top?
- Feline weapon
- Condor's clutcher
- Tiger's toenail
- One way to get to the top
- Fowl feature
- Crab's grabber
- Part of a crane
- Part of a crab
- Nail-removing hammer part
- Nail remover on a hammer
- Lobster's defense
- Lobster delicacy
- End of a hammer
- Eagle's nail
- Bear's weapon
- Sharp nail
- Lobster's weapon
- Lobster's pincher
- Lobster's appendage
- Lobster's "hand"
- Hammer's grabber
- Fumble (for)
- Eagle's talon
- Crab part
- Cat weapon
- Bear part
- What a cat scratches with
- Toucan's toenail
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Claw \Claw\, v. i.
To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a
claw. ``Clawing [in ash barrels] for bits of coal.''
--W. D. Howells.
To claw off (Naut.), to turn to windward and beat, to prevent falling on a lee shore.
Claw \Claw\ (kl[add]), n. [AS. clawu, cl[=a], cle['o]; akin to D. klaauw, G. klaue, Icel. kl[=o], Sw. & Dan. klo, and perh. to E. clew.]
A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.
The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.
Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.
(Bot.) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.
Claw hammer, a hammer with one end of the metallic head cleft for use in extracting nails, etc.
Claw hammer coat, a dress coat of the swallowtail pattern.
Claw sickness, foot rot, a disease affecting sheep.
Claw \Claw\ (kl[add]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clawed (kl[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Clawing.] [AS. clawan. See Claw, n.]
To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.
To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court. [Obs.]
Rich men they claw, soothe up, and flatter; the poor they contemn and despise.
To rail at; to scold. [Obs.]
In the aforesaid preamble, the king fairly claweth the great monasteries, wherein, saith he, religion, thanks be to God, is right well kept and observed; though he claweth them soon after in another acceptation.
Claw me, claw thee, stand by me and I will stand by you; -- an old proverb.
To claw away, to scold or revile. ``The jade Fortune is to be clawed away for it, if you should lose it.''
To claw (one) on the back, to tickle; to express approbation. (Obs.)
To claw (one) on the gall, to find fault with; to vex. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English clawu, earlier clea, "claw, talon, iron hook," from Proto-Germanic *klawo (cognates: Old Frisian klawe "claw, hoe," Middle Dutch klouwe, Dutch klauw, Old High German klawa, German Klaue "claw").\n
\nClaw-foot in reference to furniture is from 1823; claw-and-ball attested from 1893. Claw-hammer attested from 1769.
Old English clawian "to scratch, claw," from the same root as claw (n.). Related: Clawed; clawing. Compare Dutch klaauwen, Old High German klawan, German klauen. To claw back"regain by great effort" is from 1953; as a noun, an act of this, from 1969.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird. 2 A foot equipped with such. 3 The pincer (chela) of a crustacean or other arthropod. 4 A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting. 5 (context botany English) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, such as the base of petals of the pink. 6 (context juggling uncountable English) The act of catching a ball overhand. Etymology 2
vb. 1 To scratch or to tear at. 2 To use the claws to seize, to grip. 3 To use the claws to climb. 4 (context juggling English) To perform a claw#Noun catch. 5 To move with one's fingertips.
n. sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something [syn: hook]
a bird's foot that has claws
v. move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"
scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
A claw is a curved, pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes ( mammals, reptiles, birds). However, the word "claw" is also often used in reference to an invertebrate. Somewhat similar fine hooked structures are found in arthropods such as beetles and spiders, at the end of the leg or tarsus for gripping a surface as the creature walks. Crabs', lobsters' and scorpions' pincers, or more formally, their " chelae", are sometimes called claws.
A true claw, (as opposed to a chela) is made of hard protein called keratin. Claws are used to catch and hold prey in carnivorous mammals such as cats and dogs, but may also be used for such purposes as digging, climbing trees, self-defense, and grooming, in those and other species.
Similar appendages that are flat and do not come to a sharp point are called nails instead. Claw-like projections that do not form at the end of digits, but spring from other parts of the foot are properly named spurs.
Claws of animals like tigers, lions, and bears have been used in making items such as ornaments, pendants, and brooches.
Claw (also known as Captain Claw) by Monolith Productions, is a classic-type platform video game that features a two-dimensional platform world featuring a main character at its focus and enemies roaming around. There are traps, secret areas and treasure. It is the developer's second release, after Blood which was released the previous May.
A claw is a sharp growth at the end of a toe or finger.
Claw or Claws may also refer to:
- Chela (organ), a pincerlike organ terminating certain limbs of some arthropods like crabs
- In botany the narrowed, stalk-like, basal part of a petal, sepal or bract
- Claw hammer, a common carpentry tool
- Baltimore Claws, a short-lived American basketball team
- Claw beaker, a type of drinking vessel used in the Dark Ages in Europe
- Clothing, Laundry and Allied Workers Union of Aotearoa, a trade union in New Zealand
- Claw (juggling) a ball juggling trick
- CLAW hypothesis, a feedback loop between the climate and oceanic ecosystems
- Claw chisel or tool, used for stone carving
- Claws (play), a 1916 play by Sophie Treadwell
- The Claw, a 1927 movie directed by Sidney Olcott
- "Claws", a 1976 episode of the television show The Bionic Woman
- Claw (computer game), a 1997 computer game from Monolith Productions
- Claw vending machine, a type of arcade game in the form of a vending machine
- Vega (Street Fighter), a minor villain from the Street Fighter series
- C-L-A-W-S, Gospel Claws album
- "Claw", a song by British metal band Motörhead from their 1986 album Orgasmatron
In comics and animation:
- C.L.A.W., a fictional weapon in the G.I. Joe universe
- Claw (comics), a supporting character in Daredevil
- Doctor Claw, the main villain of the animated television show Inspector Gadget
- Claw the Unconquered, a sword and sorcery character from DC Comics
- The Claw, the main villain in the animated series Karate Kommandos
- Claw (Lev Gleason Publications), a villain in comics from Lev Gleason Publications
- Comics Literacy Awareness ("CLAw"), a UK literacy charity
- Claw (graph theory), in mathematics a complete bipartite graph K
- Claws Mail, a GTK+-based e-mail client and news client for Linux
- "Claws", the nickname given to the Baryonyx find made in a clay pit in Surrey
- CLAWS (linguistics), a program that performs part-of-speech tagging
The Claw is a fictional supervillain character who first appeared in Silver Streak Comics #1 (December, 1939), from Lev Gleason Publications.
thumb|right|upright|A Crescent also known as a circular tusk made out of acrylic plastic. The claw, talon or pincher is essentially a curved taper which is worn in stretched ear lobe piercings. The thickest end is generally flared and may be decorated, and a rubber o-ring may also be used to prevent the talon from becoming dislodged when worn. Common materials include acrylic and glass. A similar item of jewelry is the crescent, or pincher, which as the name suggests, is shaped like a crescent moon and is tapered at both ends. Talons and claws may also be quite ornamental (e.g.: carved in the form of a serpent or dragon). Consequently, they may prove to be an impractical choice of jewelry as they may snag on hair, clothing, etc.
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In toss juggling, a claw (also called a snatch) is a trick where the hand throwing or catching a ball is turned upside down so that the palm of the hand faces the ground. The effect is that of the jugglers hand appearing to snatch the ball out of the air. A claw can be juggled as an isolated trick, or be incorporated into an already existing juggling pattern. For example, the Boston Mess can be juggled with each right hand throw as a claw. The resulting pattern in known as cherry picking.
Many other well known juggling patterns incorporate claw throws or catches. In most instances, both a throw and subsequent catch are performed as a claw. There are some exceptions to this rule however. For instance, in Burke's Barrage the two balls that are thrown as siteswap 4s in columns and caught with a claw, while none of the throws are clawed.
Claw, in comics, may refer to:
- Claw (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character
- Claw (Lev Gleason Publications)
- Claw the Unconquered, a DC Comics character
- Claw (John Chan), a DC Comics character
- Claw (Gargoyles), a character from the Gargoyles animated series and spin-off comic
It may also refer to:
- Cat Claw, a Malibu Comics character
- Claws (comics), a Marvel Comics mini-series
- Crimson Claw, a First Comics character
- Dark Claw, an Amalgam Comics character
- Dragon's Claws, a Marvel UK team and series
- Ripclaw, a Top Cow character
- Sabreclaw, a Marvel Comics MC2 character
- Silverclaw, a Marvel Comics character
- Steel Claw, a British comic character
- Steelclaw, a DC Comics character
- Yellow Claw
Usage examples of "claw".
Her heart pounding so violently she physically shook, Abigail clawed at his arm.
His dry throat struggled to roar, his hands clawed uncontrollably at the air, and his guts seemed afire and yet light and free.
And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.
Another two strides, and he almost tripped over Issgrillikk - his agemate, friend, and foster-cousin - twisted around himself in pain at the base of one of the Great Trees, his claws gouging up the rough, grey-brown bark and tearing long white streaks into the inner wood.
Issgrillikk - his agemate, friend, and foster-cousin - twisted around himself in pain at the base of one of the Great Trees, his claws gouging up the rough, grey-brown bark and tearing long white streaks into the inner wood.
I had placed myself at the port-scuttle, and saw some magnificent substructures of coral, zoophytes, seaweed, and fucus, agitating their enormous claws, which stretched out from the fissures of the rock.
Most terrible of all were the octopoid creatures, reconjoined in a blasphemous, crawling chaos of tentacles, claws, human and amphibian limbs, human heads protruding like cancerous growths from their rubbery flesh.
Or I would have been able to, had the armadillo not clawed them all to pieces and pissed on them.
The keren choked upon its own blood and clawed at the spear, attempting to howl as it staggered in its forward rush, and then was it falling to the ground, its soul already sped.
The best and most fiercely alive cats could usually claw their way out of a Hefty bag, though, which created this conundrum where the ones most worth watching assuming bagged shapes were the ones Lenz risked maybe not getting his issues resolved on.
Sinclair half rose from his thwart, clawed fingers reaching for the baler, but Nicolson easily pushed him away, and he sank back heavily on his seat, bent forward, cradled his face in his hands and shook his head slowly from side to side.
He clawed at the bandanna, jerking it up so high he nearly blinded himself.
Wind smacked him in the face and chest, clawing at him, snapping and whipping like a living thing, and for a horrible moment, Batman thought he was going to be torn in two, that the force would break his neck, that.
She drew out the last long syllable, beckoning Vinaver closer with a crooked, yellow claw.
They were out on Bear Hill the whole day, beating up the bushes as if for game, scaring old crows out of their ragged nests, and in one dark glen startling a fierce-eyed, growling, bobtailed catamount, who sat spitting and looking all ready to spring at them, on the tall tree where he clung with his claws unsheathed, until a young fellow came up with a gun and shot him dead.