An example of claw is a dog trying to climb up its owner leg instead of going into a bath.
An example of a claw is the nail of a hawk.
An example of a claw is the large appendage of a crab.
An example of a claw is the gripping end of a hammer.
The claw of a hammer.
- to recover (money paid out previously), as by means of a clawback provision
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of claw
- Middle English clawe from Old English clawu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition