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clingstone having pulp that sticks closely to the stone, as in some peaches. (Cf. freestone.) [2 definitions]
clinic a medical facility, esp. for treatment of outpatients. [4 definitions]
clinical of or related to direct observation and treatment of patients, as opposed to theory or laboratory research. [3 definitions]
clinical thermometer a small glass thermometer used to measure body temperature.
clinician a doctor who studies or practices medicine by direct observation and treatment, as opposed to theory or laboratory research.
clink to make or cause to make a short, sharp, ringing sound. [2 definitions]
clinker1 a hard stonelike chunk left from the burning of coal. [2 definitions]
clinker2 (slang) any error, esp. a misplayed note in a musical performance. [2 definitions]
clinometer an instrument used to measure the angle of an incline.
Clio in Greek mythology, the Muse of history. [2 definitions]
cliometrics (used with a sing. verb) the application of advanced mathematical concepts and techniques to the study of history, as for analyzing cycles.
clip1 to cut off, cut out, or trim, as by scissors or trimmers. [11 definitions]
clip2 a device that holds, grasps, or fastens, as a paper clip or hair clip. [5 definitions]
clipboard a small board with a spring clip at the top for holding papers, used as a portable writing surface.
clip-fed of certain repeating firearms, loaded automatically from a cartridge clip.
clip joint (slang) a business, esp. a place of entertainment, that charges excessive prices.
clipped of speech, rapidly articulated so as to omit certain sounds.
clipped form a shortened form of a word, such as "ad" for "advertisement."
clipper (often pl.) a tool for clipping. [3 definitions]
clipping a piece clipped off or from. [2 definitions]
clipsheet a sheet of paper containing news articles, features, or releases, printed on one side for easy clipping and reprinting.