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club hand

  

      n  
1    a deformity of the hand, analogous to club foot  
2    a hand so deformed  
  club-handed      adj  
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club  
      n  
1    a stout stick, usually with one end thicker than the other, esp. one used as a weapon  
2    a stick or bat used to strike the ball in various sports, esp. golf  
   See       golf club       1  
3       short for       Indian club  
4    a group or association of people with common aims or interests  
a wine club     
5   
a    the room, building, or facilities used by such a group  
b    (in combination)  
clubhouse     
6    a building in which elected, fee-paying members go to meet, dine, read, etc.  
7    a commercial establishment in which people can drink and dance; disco  
   See also       nightclub  
8      (Chiefly Brit)   an organization, esp. in a shop, set up as a means of saving  
9      (Brit)      an informal word for       friendly society  
10   
a    the black trefoil symbol on a playing card  
b    a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked  
11      (Nautical)  
a    a spar used for extending the clew of a gaff topsail beyond the peak of the gaff  
b       short for       club foot       3  
12    in the club     (Brit)  
slang   pregnant  
13    on the club     (Brit)  
slang   away from work due to sickness, esp. when receiving sickness benefit  
      vb   , clubs, clubbing, clubbed  
14    tr   to beat with or as if with a club  
15    often foll by: together   to gather or become gathered into a group  
16    often foll by: together   to unite or combine (resources, efforts, etc.) for a common purpose  
17    tr   to use (a rifle or similar firearm) as a weapon by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt  
18    intr     (Nautical)   to drift in a current, reducing speed by dragging anchor  
     (C13: from Old Norse klubba, related to Middle High German klumpe group of trees, clump, Old English clympre lump of metal)  
  clubbing      n  


Apex Club  
      n   (in Australia) an association of business and professional men founded to promote community welfare  
  Apexian      adj, n  
book club  
      n   a club that sells books at low prices to members, usually by mail order, esp. on condition that they buy a minimum number  
chartered club  
      n     (N.Z)   a private club licensed to serve alcohol to members  
club class  
      n  
1    a class of air travel which is less luxurious than first class but more luxurious than economy class  
      adj  
2      club-class   of or relating to this class of travel  
club foot  
      n  
1    a congenital deformity of the foot, esp. one in which the foot is twisted so that most of the weight rests on the heel,   (Technical name)    talipes  
2    a foot so deformed  
3      (Nautical)   a boom attached to the foot of a jib  
  club-footed      adj  
club hand  
      n  
1    a deformity of the hand, analogous to club foot  
2    a hand so deformed  
  club-handed      adj  
club line  
      n     (Printing)      See       orphan       3  
club moss  
      n   any mosslike tracheophyte plant of the phylum Lycopodophyta, having erect or creeping stems covered with tiny overlapping leaves  
club root  
      n   a disease of cabbages and related plants, caused by the fungus Plasmodiophora brassicae, in which the roots become thickened and distorted  
club sandwich  
      n   a sandwich consisting of three or more slices of toast or bread with a filling  
country club  
      n   a club in the country, having sporting and social facilities  
fan club  
      n  
1    an organized group of admirers of a particular pop singer, film star, etc.  
2    be a member of someone's fanclub  
Informal   to approve of someone strongly  
glee club  
      n     (Now chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a club or society organized for the singing of choral music  
golf club  
      n  
1    any of various long-shafted clubs with wood or metal heads used to strike a golf ball  
2   
a    an association of golf players, usually having its own course and facilities  
b    the premises of such an association  
Hercules'-club  
      n  
1    a prickly North American araliaceous shrub, Aralia spinosa, with medicinal bark and leaves  
2    a prickly North American rutaceous tree, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, with medicinal bark and berries  
Indian club  
      n   a bottle-shaped club, usually used in pairs by gymnasts, jugglers, etc.  
Jockey Club  
      n     (Brit)   the governing body that regulates and controls horse-racing both on the flat and over jumps  
Lions Club  
      n   any of the local clubs that form the International Association of Lions Clubs, formed in the U.S. in 1917 to foster local and international good relations and service to the community  
luncheon club  
      n  
1      (Social welfare)   (in Britain) an arrangement or organization for serving hot midday meals for a small charge to old people in clubs or daycentres  
2    a society or group of people who meet regularly for an organized lunch  
a ladies' luncheon club     
Monday Club  
      n   (in Britain) a club made up of right-wing Conservatives who originally met together for lunch on Monday: founded in 1961  
Paris Club  
      n      another name for       Group of Ten  
provident club  
      n     (Brit)   a hire-purchase system offered by some large retail organizations  
pudding club  
      n  
Slang   the state of being pregnant (esp. in the phrase in the pudding club)  
Rotary Club  
      n   any of the local clubs that form Rotary International, an international association of professional and businessmen founded in the U.S. in 1905 to promote community service  
Royal and Ancient Club  
      n   the. a golf club, headquarters of the sport's ruling body, based in St Andrews, Scotland,   (Abbrev.)    R&A  
strip club  
      n   a small club in which striptease performances take place  
supper club  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   (formerly) a small expensive nightclub  
tramping club  
      n     (N.Z)   an organization of bush walkers  
youth club  
      n   a centre providing leisure activities for young people, often associated with a church or community centre  

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club

  
1   
      n   bat, bludgeon, cosh     (Brit.)   cudgel, stick, truncheon  
2   
      vb   bash, baste, batter, beat, bludgeon, clobber     (slang)   clout     (informal)   cosh     (Brit.)   hammer, pommel     (rare)   pummel, strike  
3   
      n   association, circle, clique, company, fraternity, group, guild, lodge, order, set, society, sodality, union  

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n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
hand gesture of approval
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”

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