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Clack Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    clack 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
  3. make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes" [syn: clatter, brattle]
  4. make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens [syn: cluck, click]
  5. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]
Clack Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
  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.
Clack Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Clack \Clack\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clacked; p. pr. & vb. n.

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  • Clack: Clack can refer to numerous people: Last name : Boyd Clack , Welsh writer, actor and musician. Brenda Clack , politician. Cooper Clack, world ...
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  • Jim Clack: James Thomas Clack (October 26, 1947–April 7, 2006) was an American football guard in the National Football League . He played for 11 ...
  • Jennifer A. Clack: Jennifer Alice Clack, FRS , is an English paleontologist , an expert in the field of evolutionary biology . She studies the "fish to ...
  • Darryl Clack: Darryl Earl Clack (born October 29, 1963 in San Antonio , Texas ) is a former American football kick returner and wide receiver in the ...
  • Boyd Clack: Boyd Clack (born 7th March 1951) is a Welsh writer, actor, and musician He was born in Vancouver , Canada but grew up in Tonyrefail in ...
  • Brenda Clack: Brenda Clack (born July 22, 1945) is an African-American politician from the U.S. state of Michigan . She is a Democrat and was until ...
  • Peter Clack: Peter Clack is the author of the defining book on Canberra's 2003 fire disaster, Firestorm, Trial by fire. Peter is a journalist and ...

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