- a stick or bat used to drive a ball in various games, as golf.
- Indian club.
- a short spar attached to the end of a gaff to allow the clew of a gaff topsail to extend beyond the peak of the gaff.
- a short spar attached to the truck of a mast to support the upper part of a club topsail.
- clubfoot(def 3).
verb (used with object), clubbed, club·bing.
verb (used without object), clubbed, club·bing.
Origin of club
Synonyms for club
Related Words for clubbedbash, clobber, pummel, whack, bludgeon, pound, beat, hammer, cudgel, clout, baste, batter, blackjack, strike, pommel, cosh, fustigate
Examples from the Web for clubbed
Contemporary Examples of clubbed
“People should be ready to get clubbed and arrested for democracy,” he said in a forceful tone.Ilya Yashin & Ksenia Sobchak, the Russian Opposition’s Romeo & Juliet
December 17, 2012
Twisting the handle, a man suddenly burst in and clubbed him across the head with a blunt, heavy object.Egypt’s Vanished: Victims of State Security Force Kidnappings?
September 18, 2012
Historical Examples of clubbed
Peters clubbed Tremont's foot from the tank rack he had hooked with the toe.Satellite System
Horace Brown Fyfe
Standing back to back, Manthis and Jack clubbed their guns and held their ground.The End of Time
It was clubbed, and it carried some lingering vestiges of powder.Scaramouche
Some used stones, and some their clubbed muskets, retiring unwillingly.The Siege of Boston
He remembered how often he had starved it, clubbed it until it could barely stand.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
- the room, building, or facilities used by such a group
- (in combination)clubhouse
- the black trefoil symbol on a playing card
- a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked
- a spar used for extending the clew of a gaff topsail beyond the peak of the gaff
- short for club foot (def. 3)
verb clubs, clubbing or clubbed
Word Origin for club
late 14c., "shaped like a club," from club (n.). Specifically of defects of the foot by c.1500; meaning "formed into a club" is from 1620s.
c.1200, "thick stick used as a weapon," from Old Norse klubba "cudgel" or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish klubba, Danish klubbe), assimilated from Proto-Germanic *klumbon, related to clump (n.). Old English words for this were sagol, cycgel. Specific sense of "bat used in games" is from mid-15c.
The club suit in the deck of cards (1560s) bears the correct name (Spanish basto, Italian bastone), but the pattern adopted on English cards is the French trefoil. Cf. Danish klőver, Dutch klaver "a club at cards," literally "a clover."
The social club (1660s) apparently evolved from this word from the verbal sense "gather in a club-like mass" (1620s), then, as a noun, "association of people" (1640s).
We now use the word clubbe for a sodality in a tavern. [John Aubrey, 1659]
Admission to membership of clubs is commonly by ballot. Clubs are now an important feature of social life in all large cities, many of them occupying large buildings containing reading-rooms, libraries, restaurants, etc. [Century Dictionary, 1902]
I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it. [Rufus T. Firefly]
Club sandwich recorded by 1899, apparently as a type of sandwich served in clubs; club soda is 1877, originally a proprietary name.
"to hit with a club," 1590s, from club (v.). Meaning "gather in a club-like mass" is from 1620s. Related: Clubbed; clubbing.
CLUB, verb (military). -- In manoeuvring troops, so to blunder the word of command that the soldiers get into a position from which they cannot extricate themselves by ordinary tactics. [Farmer & Henley]
see join the club.