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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clawedadjective

    having or resembling a claw or claws; often used as a combining form


  2. clawed, talonedadjective

    (of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clawedadjective

    Furnished or armed with claws.

    Etymology: from claw.

    Among quadrupeds, of all the clawed, the lion is the strongest. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. b. ii. c. 8. sect. 6.


  1. clawed

    A claw is a curved, pointed appendage found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals, reptiles, birds). Some invertebrates such as beetles and spiders have somewhat similar fine, hooked structures at the end of the leg or tarsus for gripping a surface as they walk. The pincers of crabs, lobsters and scorpions, more formally known as their chelae, are sometimes called claws. A true claw is made of a hard protein called keratin. Claws are used to catch and hold prey in carnivorous mammals such as cats and dogs, but may also be used for such purposes as digging, climbing trees, self-defense and grooming, in those and other species. Similar appendages that are flat and do not come to a sharp point are called nails instead. Claw-like projections that do not form at the end of digits but spring from other parts of the foot are properly named spurs.


  1. clawed

    Clawed refers to having or possessing claws, a sharp curved pointed nail at the end of each toe in many animals. It can sometimes also refer to the action of scratching or tearing with such nails or claws.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clawed

    of Claw

  2. Clawedadjective

    furnished with claws

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clawed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clawed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of clawed in a Sentence

  1. Brent Schutte:

    In the first part of the year, what we have largely done is clawed back what we lost in the fourth quarter that was based upon geopolitical and Federal Reserve fears that are now ebbing.

  2. Cameron BoyceHe:

    Being African American and Jewish, I have plenty of ancestors and family members that I can look to for strength, and more importantly, for a grateful outlook on life, every one of them clawed and scratched for my sister and I to be in the position we're in today.

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