A condition in which the ends of the fingers and toes are enlarged and the nails are shiny and abnormally curved.
- Present participle of club.
(countable and uncountable, plural clubbings)
- (countable) An instance of using a club.
- There was an outbreak of near-fatal clubbings in that area.
- (countable, medicine) A thickening of the ends of fingers and toes.
- (uncountable) The practice of frequenting nightclubs.
- We're going clubbing tonight.
- I don't like clubbing.
Variant of club
- a heavy stick, usually thinner at one end, used as a weapon
- anything used to threaten or coerce
- golf club
- Indian club
- a group of people associated for a common purpose or mutual advantage, usually in an organization that meets regularly
- the room, building, or facilities used by such a group
- an organization that owns, controls, or sponsors an athletic team
- the team playing for or representing such an organization
- a nightclub
- any of a suit of playing cards marked with black figures shaped like a cloverleaf (♣)
- this suit of cards
Origin of clubMiddle English clubbe ; from Old Norse klubba, cudgel ; from Indo-European an unverified form geleb(h)- ; from base an unverified form gel-, form a ball from source climb, calf
transitive verbclubbed, clubbing
- to beat or strike as with a club
- to combine or pool (resources, etc.) for a common purpose
- to unite for a common purpose
- to use (a rifle or the like) as a club by hitting with the butt end
- to unite or combine for a common purpose
- Rare to form into a clublike mass