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clockwork the mechanical system and parts of a clock, or a similar mechanism.
clod a lump of earth or clay. [2 definitions]
clodhopper an unsophisticated country person; crude person; bumpkin. [2 definitions]
clog to block passage along or through. [7 definitions]
clog dance a dance, with or without music, performed by a group of dancers wearing wooden-soled clogs that are stamped percussively to the rhythm.
cloisonné enamel work on metal, as in jewelry or bowls, with the colors separated by thin metal strips or wire.
cloister a place such as a monastery or convent where people live secluded religious lives. [4 definitions]
clomp to walk heavily and loudly; clump.
clone an organism or group of organisms produced asexually from a single ancestor and genetically replicating it. [5 definitions]
clonus a rapid succession of muscle spasms.
clop a sharp, hollow striking sound, as of a horse's hoof on pavement. [2 definitions]
close to stop up; shut. [24 definitions]
closeable combined form of close.
close call (informal) a narrow escape from danger, failure, detection, or the like.
closed not open; shut. [6 definitions]
closed-captioned of a television program, having captions that can be seen only on a special receiver, usu. intended for those with hearing impairment.
closed chain a group of chemically linked atoms that can be represented in models and formulas as a ring or circle.
closed circuit a transmission circuit for television with a limited number of reception stations connected to it by cable. [2 definitions]
closed-end investment company an investment company that issues a fixed number of shares in large blocks, at infrequent intervals, which are traded on an exchange.
closed primary election in the United States, a direct primary election in which voters must show evidence of their party affiliation and may vote only for candidates of the same party.
closed season any period during which it is illegal to fish for, capture, or hunt certain animal or fish species.