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5 definitions found
 for clack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clack \Clack\, v. t.
     1. To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of
        noises; to click.
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     2. To utter rapidly and inconsiderately. --Feltham.
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     To clack wool, to cut off the sheep's mark, in order to
        make the wool weigh less and thus yield less duty. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a
        mill, or a clack valve.
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     3. Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.
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              Whose chief intent is to vaunt his spiritual clack.
                                                    --South.
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders
              of the poor little wretches.          --Thackeray.
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     2. To utter words rapidly and continually, or with
        abruptness; to let the tongue run.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clack
      n 1: a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be
           repeated [syn: clack, clap]
      2: a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow
         in only one direction [syn: clack valve, clack, clapper
         valve]
      v 1: make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: clatter,
           clack, brattle]
      2: make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens [syn: cluck,
         click, clack]
      3: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
         [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-
         tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab,
         gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "clack":
     Klaxon, babble, babblement, bavardage, bibble-babble, bicker, blab,
     blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, boiler factory,
     boiler room, brattle, bull-roarer, cackle, call, caquet,
     caqueterie, carol, catcall, caw, chat, chatter, cheep, cherry bomb,
     chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chitter-chatter, chuck,
     clacker, clacket, clapper, clatter, clatter about, click, clitter,
     clitterclatter, cluck, clunter, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, crack,
     cracker, cracking, crackle, crackling, crepitate, crepitation,
     cricket, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo, decrepitate, decrepitation,
     dither, drum, firecracker, gab, gabble, gaggle, gas, gibber,
     gibble-gabble, go on, gobble, gossip, guff, guggle, gush, haver,
     honk, hoo, hoot, horn, hot air, idle talk, jabber, jaw, mere talk,
     natter, noisemaker, nonsense talk, palaver, patter, peep, pip,
     pipe, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, quack,
     quidnunc, racket, ramble on, rattle, rattle around, rattle on,
     rattlebox, rattletybang, rattling, reel off, roll, ruckle,
     rumormonger, run on, scandalmonger, scold, shatter, sieve, sing,
     siren, sizzling, snap, snapper, snapping, spit, spitting, spout,
     spout off, squawk, steam whistle, tabby, talebearer, talk away,
     talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, telltale, ticktack,
     tittle-tattle, trill, twaddle, twattle, tweet, twit, twitter,
     waffle, warble, whistle, whizgig, whizzer, yak, yakkety-yak
  
  

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