Origin of claw
OTHER WORDS FROM clawclawer, nounclawless, adjectivede·claw, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH clawclause, claws
Words nearby claw
How to use claw in a sentence
Try not to use a towel for this, as bats’ tiny claws can get caught in the fabric’s loops.
At first glance, it appeared to be the scene of a classically gruesome bear mauling—gnashing jaws, torn flesh, crushed bones, the grim outcome of pitting fist against claw.
I curled my hand into a cat’s claw and looked, unsure what I was looking for.
Some have killer claws or jaws, some have camouflage, some taste bad or spew poison.What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions.|Bonnie Berkowitz, Artur Galocha|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
It’s apparent in the claw back from a 4-9 start to conference play.Mark Turgeon’s Terrapins might not be great, but they sure are gritty|Barry Svrluga|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
My sisters Rosa and Liz called it “the claw,” lovingly at times, and at other times I was not so sure.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dragon, now dangling by a claw from the edge of the sand tray, is on the cusp of defeat.The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My personal favorite—by which I mean least favorite—is the still-underrated phenomenon of selfie claw hand.
Are we looking at some sort of formal discrimination – a Jim Claw system?
Yes, the agency did try to claw back some of the money it gave out after Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, reports Michael Moynihan.From Katrina To Sandy, FEMA Rumors and Failures Keep Swirling|Michael Moynihan|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the middle of his singing he felt the cold touch of the Crab's claw on the apple of his throat.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The woman holds in her claw-like hand a half-empty bottle of cheap red wine.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
She laughed still more when the parrot took a piece of cake in his claw, and ate it, bit by bit, as nicely as she could herself.
Two of the fingers, or the thumb and finger had been enlarged or grafted into a bone-like semblance of a crab's claw.
A dying man raised one horrible crab claw to me, called out my name!