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clew

clew

pronunciation:
klu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
clew up
part of speech: noun
definition 1: ball of thread or yarn.
definition 2: variant of clue.
definition 3: in nautical terminology, one of the lower corners of a sail or a metal loop attached to the lower corner of a sail.
definition 4: (pl.) the lines by which a hammock is suspended.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to roll into a ball.
definition 2: variant of clue.
definition 3: in nautical terminology, to haul (a sail) up or down by ropes running through the clews.
phrase: clew up