Definition Of claw


(of a sailing ship) beat to windward.

the ability to claw off a lee shore

(of an animal or person) scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails.

the kitten was clawing at Lowell's trouser leg

a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals.

Stalls sold everything from dried lizards and birds' claws to spanners, nails and toothpaste.

Example Of claw

  • A bird's claw was gripping the end of the hilt.

  • But again this will be clawed back sharply for all but the lowest earners.

  • But then Johnson saw the red claw and other characteristics of female crabs.

  • But those don't look like cat claw marks.

  • He extended a hooked claw and jimmied the window open.

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