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  Definition of claw
  1. a bird''s foot that has claws
  2. sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  3. a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
  4. a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  5. attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
  6. clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"
  7. scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
  8. move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging; "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
Similar Words: chela, nipper, pincer, hook

 

Hyponyms: bear claw, talon, anchor, ground tackle, pothook, tenterhook, clapperclaw

 

Part Meronyms: crustacean, coat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

 

Derivational Morphology: pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, hook, chela, nipper, pincer

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: kandža   Croatian: kandža  
Danish: klo   Dutch: klauw  
Finnish: kynsi   German: Klaue  
Greek: νύχι   Portuguese: garra  
Slovene: krempelj  
 
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