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Definition of Clutch

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Clutch Clutch (kl[u^]ch; 224), n. [OE. cloche, cloke, claw, Scot. clook, cleuck, also OE. cleche claw, clechen, cleken, to seize; cf. AS. gel[ae]ccan (where ge- is a prefix) to seize. Cf. Latch a catch.] 1. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp. ``The clutch of poverty.' --Cowper. An expiring clutch at popularity. --Carlyle. But Age, with his stealing steps, Hath clawed me in his clutch. --Shak. 2. pl. The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary. I must have . . . little care of myself, if I ever more come near the clutches of such a giant. --Bp. Stillingfleet. 3. (Mach.) A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure. 4. Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle. 5. (Zo["o]l.) The nest complement of eggs of a bird. Bayonet clutch (Mach.), a clutch in which connection is made by means of bayonets attached to arms sliding on a feathered shaft. The bayonets slide through holes in a crosshead fastened on the shaft.
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Clutch Clutch, v. i. To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; -- often followed by at. Clutching at the phantoms of the stock market. --Bankroft.
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Clutch Clutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clutched; p. pr. & vb. n. Clutching.] [OE. clucchen. See Clutch, n.] 1. To seize, clasp, or gripe with the hand, hands, or claws; -- often figuratively; as, to clutch power. A man may set the poles together in his head, and clutch the whole globe at one intellectual grasp. --Collier. Is this a dagger which I see before me . . . ? Come, let me clutch thee. --Shak. 2. To close tightly; to clinch. Not that I have the power to clutch my hand. --Shak.

Meaning of Clutch from wikipedia

- A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages power transmission, especially from a drive shaft (driving shaft) to a driven shaft. In the...
- A clutch is a mechanical device which provides for the transmission of power from one component to another. Clutch may also refer to: In the automotive...
- The Clutch was an American collective of songwriters and record producers based in Atlanta, consisted of Candice Clotiel "Gg" Nelson, Ezekiel "Zeke" Lewis...
- Clutch is an American rock band from Germantown, Maryland. Since its formation in 1991, the band line-up has included Tim Sult (lead guitar), Dan Maines...
- Clutch is the second full-length album by American rock band Clutch, released in May 1995. It was the second and last for East West Records, a now defunct...
- A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) (sometimes referred to as a twin-clutch transmission) is a type of multi-speed vehicle transmission system, that uses...
- Clutch control refers to the act of controlling the speed of a vehicle with a manual transmission by partially engaging the clutch plate, using the clutch...
- Double clutch may refer to: Double clutch, a baseball term for a fielder drawing his arm back twice before throwing Double clutch (technique), a method...
- require the driver to manually select the gears by operating a gear stick and clutch (which is usually a foot pedal for cars or a hand lever for motorcycles)...
- A dog clutch (also known a dog gears) is a type of clutch that couples two rotating shafts or other rotating components not by friction but by interference...