Found 2 items, similar to clack.
English → English
n 1: a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be
repeated [syn: clap
2: a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to
flow in only one direction [syn: clack valve
, clapper valve
v 1: make a rattling sound; “clattering dishes”
2: make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens [syn: cluck
3: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
English → English
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clacked
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [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
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.
, 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.]
, 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.
(Mach.), the box or chamber in which a clack
, a dish with a movable lid, formerly carried by
beggars, who clacked the lid to attract notice. --Shak.
(Mining), removable cover of the opening through
which access is had to a pump valve.
(Mach.), a valve; esp. one hinged at one edge,
which, when raised from its seat, falls with a clacking