Clack

Definition of Clack

v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Clacked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clacking.]
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.
To clack wool
to cut off the sheep's mark, in order to make the wool weigh less and thus yield less duty
n.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.

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