clobber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clobber beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
    • v clobber strike violently and repeatedly "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
    • n clobber informal terms for personal possessions "did you take all your clobber?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clobber A kind of coarse paste made of ground cinders and flour, used to conceal the breaks in the leather of cobbled shoes.
    • clobber To conceal defects in, as by the use of clobber in cobbling shoes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clobber klob′ėr a paste used by shoemakers to hide the cracks in leather.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

Now to get rid of this respectable clobber and feel like a man again.
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion" by George Bernard Shaw
It's only ter give their clobber an airin', an' keep out the moths.
"Jonah" by Louis Stone
Goin' 'ome to my missus in Sunday clobber, I am.
"Observations of an Orderly" by Ward Muir
Ain't I lushed you, and fed you, and found your clobber long enough?
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
We're going to get us and your car out of this mess before we all get clobbered.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
It covered my hitting a girl in Ohio with my car, hard enough to clobber her.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
I don't want to spend them fighting off attempts to clobber me every thirty seconds.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
And something about the size of Luna came out of nowhere and clobbered me on the occiput.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And something clobbered him on the back of the head.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Just for the record, the Heroes almost invariably get clobbered in the end, since a Hero must be perfect.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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In poetry:

Clobber? Me trosso, 'ead to foot, wus noo -
Got up regardless, fer this interview.
Stiff shirt, a Yankee soot split up the back,
A tie wiv yeller spots an' stripes o' blue.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
"You posin' fer a comic film, or wot?"
I arsts 'im --" with noorotic togs like those!
Jazz clobber! Ain't you got
No decent clo'es?"
But 'e's too tickled with 'imself to 'eed.
"This orter catch 'er eye," 'e sez, "this tweed."
"The Dance" by C J Dennis
Clobber? Oh, 'el! Pants uv wild shepherd's plaid,
A coat that might 'ave knocked the cliners flat
When father was a lad,
A tall, pot 'at
That caught the mange back in the diggin's days,
A fancy vest that called fer loud 'oorays.
"The Dance" by C J Dennis
The thrush was in the wattle tree, an' I was underneath.
I'd put a clean white collar on, I'd picked a bunch of heath;
For I was cleaned an' clobbered up to meet my Nell that day.
But now my awful trouble comes: What is a man to say?
"Grey Thrush" by C J Dennis
The little birds is chirpin' in the nest,
The parks an' gardings is a bosker sight,
Where smilin' tarts walks up an' down, all dressed
In clobber white.
An', as their snowy forms goes steppin' by,
It seems I'm seekin' something on the sly.
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis
Wot price ole Ginger Mick? 'E's done a break -
Gone to the flamin' war to stoush the foe.
Wus it fer glory, or a woman's sake?
Ar, arst me somethin' easy! I dunno.
'Is Kharki clobber set 'im off a treat,
That's all I know; 'is motive's got me beat.
"The Call of Stoush" by C J Dennis

In news:

49ers Bounce Back, Clobber Dolphins.
Behind a franchise-record 19 3-pointers, the Spurs clobbered the Charlotte Bobcats 132-102 at Time Warner Cable Arena.
49ers Bounce Back , Clobber Dolphins.
Fox, Hannity, Clobber Cable Rivals in Ratings.
It's not the Christmas blizzard the east coast got clobbered with a month ago, but yet another powerful storm is intensifying and working up the Atlantic seaboard.
One week after Kansas City's players bonded in grief following a teammate's death, the Chiefs were clobbered 30-7 on Sunday by the Cleveland Browns, who extended their longest winning streak since 2009 to three games.
Rory McIlroy clobbers fan with errant British Open tee shot.
How bad are you going to clobber the other guys this week.
Commerce Clause clobbered by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.
Storm clobbers Midwest with snow, wind, frigid air.
Fueled by huge 3rd quarter, Magic clobber the Pistons 90-74.
'The Voice' Clobbers 'The X Factor' in Head-to-Head Ratings Duel.
' Ice Age ' clobbers 'The Lorax' in China face-off.
'Ice Age' clobbers 'The Lorax' in China face-off.
Democrats are subsidizing the rich, clobbering the poor.
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In science:

We always either detect Hα (15 of 20 HVCs), or are clobbered by residuals from sky-subtraction when HVCs are not well separated from sky lines, raising the detection limit.
Distance Constraints for High Velocity Clouds from Optical Emission Lines
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