Clack door
Clack Clack, n. [Cf. F. claque a slap or smack, MHG. klac crack, W. clec crack, gossip. See {Clack}, v. t.] 1. A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve. [1913 Webster]

3. Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating. [1913 Webster]

Whose chief intent is to vaunt his spiritual clack. --South. [1913 Webster]

{Clack box} (Mach.), the box or chamber in which a clack valve works.

{Clack dish}, a dish with a movable lid, formerly carried by beggars, who clacked the lid to attract notice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Clack door} (Mining), removable cover of the opening through which access is had to a pump valve.

{Clack valve} (Mach.), a valve; esp. one hinged at one edge, which, when raised from its seat, falls with a clacking sound. [1913 Webster]


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