clapperclaw (third-person singular simple present clapperclaws, present participle clapperclawing, simple past and past participle clapperclawed)
- (obsolete) To fight and scratch.
- 1909, John Hookham Frere translating Aristophanes, Acharnians
- Steady, Birds! present your beaks! in double time, charge and attack,
Pounce upon them, smash the potlid, clapperclaw them, tear and hack.
- (obsolete) To abuse with words; to revile; to scold.