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class struggle in Marxist theory, the constant contention for economic and political power that goes on between the owners of the means of production, or capitalists, and the workers.
classy (informal) of high quality; stylish.
clatter to make a loud rattling noise, as by striking objects together or by moving. [3 definitions]
Claude Debussy a French composer (b.1862--d.1918).
clause in grammar, a sequence of words having a subject and a verb and forming one part of a compound or complex sentence, or all of a simple sentence. [2 definitions]
claustral of or related to a cloister, or to seclusion from the world.
claustrophobia an abnormal fear of being in closed or confined places.
clavate club-shaped.
clavichord an early soft-toned keyboard instrument, recognized as the forerunner of the piano, with strings that are struck by metal wedges attached to the end of each key.
clavicle either of two bones joining the breastbone and the shoulder blades; collarbone.
clavier any musical instrument that has a keyboard, esp. one like the harpsichord or piano that has strings. [2 definitions]
claw a slender, sharp, usu. curved nail on the foot of an animal. [6 definitions]
claw hammer a hammer with the back side of the head curved and split in two to resemble a pair of claws, used to pry out nails.
clay earth that consists mainly of hydrated silicates of aluminum, and is used for making bricks, pottery, and tiles. [3 definitions]
claymore a double-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.
claymore mine a mine, planted in the ground, that is designed to explode in a fanlike array of fragments in the path of an enemy force.
clay pigeon a clay disk used as a target in trapshooting.
clean not dirty or stained; unsoiled. [12 definitions]
cleanable combined form of clean.
clean and jerk a weightlifting movement in which the barbell is lifted from the floor and, in one continuous movement, raised over the head with the arms fully extended upward.
clean bill of health (informal) an affirmation of satisfactory condition, qualification, or the like.