Claw hammer coat
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.] 1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. [1913 Webster]

2. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{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. [Slang]

{Claw sickness}, foot rot, a disease affecting sheep. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • claw-hammer coat — noun see claw hammer 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • claw-hammer-coat — clawˈ hammˈer coat noun A facetious name for a dress coat • • • Main Entry: ↑claw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Claw hammer — 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.] 1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claw hammer — n. 1. a hammer with one end of the head forked and curved like a claw, used for pulling nails: see HAMMER 2. Informal a swallow tailed coat …   English World dictionary

  • claw hammer — claw′ ham mer n. 1) bui a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails 2) clo tail coat • Etymology: 1760–70 claw′ham mer, claw′ ham mer, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • claw hammer — clawhammer, adj. 1. a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails. See illus. under hammer. 2. Informal. a dress coat. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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.] 1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Claw sickness — 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.] 1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coat — Synonyms and related words: Eton jacket, Leatherette, Leatheroid, Mao jacket, anorak, apply paint, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, blanket, blazer, blouse, body coat, bolero, bomber jacket, bonnet, boot, breech, bristle, brush on paint, butter …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Hammer — A hammer is a tool meant to deliver an impact to an object. The most common uses are for driving nails, fitting parts, and breaking up objects. Hammers are often designed for a specific purpose, and vary widely in their shape and structure. Usual …   Wikipedia

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