dew claw








noun

  1. a functionless claw of some dogs, not reaching the ground in walking.
  2. an analogous false hoof of deer, hogs, etc.

noun

  1. a nonfunctional claw in dogs; the rudimentary first digit
  2. an analogous rudimentary hoof in deer, goats, etc
n.

also dew-claw, 1570s, from claw, but the signification of the first element is obscure (see dewlap).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

53 queries 1.290