clay pot meaning, clay pot definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( clays    plural  )
1       n-mass   Clay is a kind of earth that is soft when it is wet and hard when it is dry. Clay is shaped and baked to make things such as pots and bricks.  
oft N n  
...the heavy clay soils of Cambridgeshire..., As the wheel turned, the potter shaped and squeezed the lump of clay into a graceful shape., ...a little clay pot.     
2       n-uncount   In tennis, matches played on clay are played on courts whose surface is covered with finely crushed stones or brick.  
oft on N, N n  
He was a clay-court specialist who won Wimbledon five times.     

clay pigeon        ( clay pigeons    plural  ) Clay pigeons are discs of baked clay which are thrown into the air by a machine as targets for gun shooting practice.      n-count   usu N n  
...hunting and clay-pigeon shooting.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

clay pigeon, clammy, classy, clam

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Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
a humorous and old-fashioned word that means a chamber pot
Comes from the fact that the chamber pot 'gazunder' (= goes under) the bed


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