Definitions for: Clack


[n] a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
[n] a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
[v] speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
[v] make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
[v] make a rattling sound



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.



2. To utter words rapidly and continually, or with
abruptness; to let the tongue run.


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.]


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.
--South.

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
sound.

Synonyms: blab, blabber, brattle, chatter, clack valve, clap, clapper valve, clatter, click, cluck, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

See Also: babble, blather, blether, blither, emit, let loose, let out, make noise, mouth, noise, noise, resound, smatter, speak, talk, utter, valve, verbalise, verbalize

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