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Pincer vs. Claw

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Pincernoun

Any object that resembles one half of a pair of pincers.

Clawnoun

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

Pincerverb

To surround with a pincer attack.

Clawnoun

A foot equipped with such.

Pincernoun

a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever

Clawnoun

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

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Pincernoun

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

Clawnoun

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

Pincernoun

a tool made of two pieces of metal with blunt concave jaws that are arranged like the blades of scissors, used for gripping and pulling things.

Clawnoun

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

Pincernoun

a hinged and sharply pointed organ used by an arthropod for feeding or defence, as the mandibles of an insect, or each of the chelae of a crab, lobster, or scorpion.

Clawnoun

(juggling) The act of catching a ball overhand.

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Clawverb

To scratch or to tear at.

Clawverb

To use the claws to seize, to grip.

Clawverb

To use the claws to climb.

Clawverb

(juggling) To perform a claw catch.

Clawverb

To move with one's fingertips.

Clawverb

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

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Clawverb

(obsolete) To rail at; to scold.

Clawverb

To flatter; to fawn on (a person).

Clawnoun

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

Clawnoun

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

Clawnoun

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

Clawnoun

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

Clawverb

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

Clawverb

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

‘Rich men they claw, soothe up, and flatter; the poor they contemn and despise.’;

Clawverb

To rail at; to scold.

‘In the aforesaid preamble, the king fairly claweth the great monasteries, wherein, saith he, religion, thanks be to God, is right well kept and observed; though he claweth them soon after in another acceptation.’;

Clawverb

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

Clawnoun

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

Clawnoun

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

Clawnoun

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

Clawnoun

a bird's foot that has claws

Clawverb

move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging;

‘They clawed their way to the top of the mountain’;

Clawverb

clutch as if in panic;

‘She clawed the doorknob’;

Clawverb

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

Clawverb

attack as if with claws;

‘The politician clawed his rival’;

Clawnoun

a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals.

Clawnoun

either of a pair of small hooked appendages on an insect's foot.

Clawnoun

the pincer of a crab, scorpion, or other arthropod.

Clawnoun

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

Clawverb

scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails

‘the kitten was clawing at Lowell's trouser leg’; ‘her hands clawed his shoulders’;

Clawverb

clutch at something with the hands

‘his fingers clawed at the air’;

Clawverb

make one's way with difficulty by hauling oneself forward with one's hands

‘she was determined to claw her way out of poverty and find fame’; ‘he clawed his way over a pile of bricks’;

Clawverb

try desperately to move or remove something with the hands

‘rescuers clawed away rubble with their bare hands’;

Clawverb

scratch (a part of one's body) gently so as to relieve itching.

Clawverb

(of a sailing ship) beat to windward

‘the ability to claw off a lee shore’;

Claw

A claw is a curved, pointed appendage found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, birds). Some invertebrates such as beetles and spiders have somewhat similar fine, hooked structures at the end of the leg or tarsus for gripping a surface as they walk.

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