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Claw vs. Jaw

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The main difference between Claw and Jaw is that the Claw is a pointed appendage and Jaw is a opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food; structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of most animals

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  • Claw (noun)

    A curved, pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot of a mammal, reptile, or bird.

  • Claw (noun)

    A foot equipped with such.

  • Claw (noun)

    The pincer (chela) of a crustacean or other arthropod.

  • Claw (noun)

    A mechanical device resembling a claw, used for gripping or lifting.

  • Claw (noun)

    A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, such as the base of petals of the pink.

  • Claw (noun)

    The act of catching a ball overhand.

  • Claw (verb)

    To scratch or to tear at.

  • Claw (verb)

    To use the claws to seize, to grip.

  • Claw (verb)

    To use the claws to climb.

  • Claw (verb)

    To perform a claw catch.

  • Claw (verb)

    To move with one's fingertips.

  • Claw (verb)

    To relieve uneasy feeling, such as an itch, by scratching; hence, to humor or flatter, to court someone.

  • Claw (verb)

    To rail at; to scold.

  • Claw (verb)

    To flatter; to fawn on (a person).

  • Jaw (noun)

    One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

  • Jaw (noun)

    The part of the face below the mouth.

    "His jaw dropped in amazement."

  • Jaw (noun)

    Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.

    "the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death."

  • Jaw (noun)

    A notch or opening.

  • Jaw (noun)

    A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.

    "the jaw of a railway-car pedestal."

  • Jaw (noun)

    One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them.

    "the jaws of a vise; the jaws of a stone-crushing machine."

  • Jaw (noun)

    The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Impudent or abusive talk.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Axle guard.

  • Jaw (noun)

    The curved part of the id=snooker marking the entry to the pocket.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To assail or abuse by scolding.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To scold; to clamor.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To talk; to converse.

  • Jaw (verb)

    (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.

  • Jaw (adjective)

    (used in certain set phrases like jaw harp, jaw harpist and jaw's-trump)

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Claw (noun)

    A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird.

  • Claw (noun)

    The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked nails; the pinchers of a lobster, crab, etc.

  • Claw (noun)

    Anything resembling the claw of an animal, as the curved and forked end of a hammer for drawing nails.

  • Claw (noun)

    A slender appendage or process, formed like a claw, as the base of petals of the pink.

  • Claw

    To pull, tear, or scratch with, or as with, claws or nails.

  • Claw

    To relieve from some uneasy sensation, as by scratching; to tickle; hence, to flatter; to court.

  • Claw

    To rail at; to scold.

  • Claw (verb)

    To scrape, scratch, or dig with a claw, or with the hand as a claw.

  • Jaw (noun)

    One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

  • Jaw (noun)

    A notch or opening.

  • Jaw (noun)

    The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Impudent or abusive talk.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To scold; to clamor.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To talk idly, long-windedly, or without special purpose.

  • Jaw

    To assail or abuse by scolding.

Webster Dictionary
  • Claw (noun)

    sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles

  • Claw (noun)

    a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

  • Claw (noun)

    a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

  • Claw (noun)

    a bird's foot that has claws

  • Claw (verb)

    move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging;

    "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"

  • Claw (verb)

    clutch as if in panic;

    "She clawed the doorknob"

  • Claw (verb)

    scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

  • Claw (verb)

    attack as if with claws;

    "The politician clawed his rival"

  • Jaw (noun)

    the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

  • Jaw (noun)

    the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

  • Jaw (noun)

    holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

  • Jaw (verb)

    talk socially without exchanging too much information;

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

  • Jaw (verb)

    talk incessantly and tiresomely

  • Jaw (verb)

    chew (food);

    "He jawed his bubble gum"

    "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"

    "The cows were masticating the grass"

  • Jaw (verb)

    censure severely or angrily;

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"

    "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"

    "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

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