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English Dictionary: clack by the DICT Development Group
4 results for clack
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
    Synonym(s): clack, clap
  2. a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
    Synonym(s): clack valve, clack, clapper valve
  1. make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: clatter, clack, brattle]
  2. make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    Synonym(s): cluck, click, clack
  3. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    Synonym(s): chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle- tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Clack \Clack\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clacked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Clacking}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. F. claquer to
      clap, crack, D. klakken, MHG. klac crack, Ir. clagaim I make
      a noise, ring. Cf. {Clack}, n., {Clatter}, {Click}.]
      1. To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such
            noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of
            parts; to rattle; to click.
                     We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders
                     of the poor little wretches.               --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Clack \Clack\, v. t.
      1. To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of
            noises; to click.
      2. To utter rapidly and inconsiderately. --Feltham.
      {To clack wool}, to cut off the sheep's mark, in order to
            make the wool weigh less and thus yield less duty. [Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a
            mill, or a clack valve.
      3. Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.
                     Whose chief intent is to vaunt his spiritual clack.
      {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.
      {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
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