What is claw?

  • (noun): A bird's foot that has claws.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A claw is a curved, pointed appendage, found at the end of a toe or finger in most amniotes (mammals and reptiles, including birds). However, the word "claw" is also often used in reference to an invertebrate. Somewhat similar fine hooked structures are found in arthropods such as beetles and spiders, at the end of the leg or tarsus for gripping a surface as the creature walks. Crabs', lobsters' and scorpions' pincers, or more formally, their "chelae", are sometimes called claws.

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Claw (Lev Gleason Publications) - Publishing History
... Created by Jack Cole (who would later create Plastic Man), The Claw first appeared as a monstrous supervillain in Silver Streak without any regular hero to oppose ... The Claw was then moved from Silver Streak to Daredevil Comics, and there he stayed until issue #31 (July, 1945), when he was apparently killed off ... This wasn't quite the end of The Claw, however he returned in Boy Comics #89 (May, 1953), in which he was rewritten as the leader of an invasion force from another planet and was opposed ...
List Of Amalgam Comics Publications - 1997 - DC Comics - Dark Claw Adventures
... Dark Claw Adventures was written illustrated by Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett ... This "animated series" version of the Dark Claw comic used an art style that mirrored Batman The Animated Series and was similar to the Batman ... Lady Talia pursued the Dark Claw to avenge the killing of her father, Ra's A-pocalypse ...
Shadow And Claw
... Shadow and Claw is an omnibus of the first two volumes of The Book of the New Sun series by Gene Wolfe ... by Orion Books, under the title The Book of the New Sun Volume 1 Shadow and Claw, as the first volume of their Fantasy Masterworks series ...
Claw - Tetrapods - Mammals - Primates
... With the evolution of grasping hands and feet, claws are no longer necessary for locomotion, and instead most digits exhibit nails ... However, claw-like nails are found in small-bodied callitrichids on all digits except the hallux or big toe, and in prosimians, which possess one or two laterally flattened ... Aye-ayes have functional claws on all other digits except the hallux, including a toilet claw on the second toe ...
List Of Marvel Comics Characters: C - Claw
... For the DC Comics character, see Claw the Unconquered ... Claw is a supporting character in the Daredevil comics ...

More definitions of "claw":

  • (verb): Attack as if with claws.
    Example: "The politician clawed his rival"
  • (noun): A mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something.
    Synonyms: hook
  • (noun): A structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.
    Synonyms: chela, nipper, pincer
  • (verb): Move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging.
    Example: "They clawed their way to the top of the mountain"
  • (noun): Sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles.
  • (verb): Scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails.
  • (verb): Clutch as if in panic.
    Example: "She clawed the doorknob"

Famous quotes containing the word claw:

    What is the flesh and blood compounded of
    But a few moments in the life of time?
    This prowling of the cells, litigious love,
    Wears the long claw of flesh-arguing crime.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)