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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