Definitions

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  • n. The knocker of a door.
  • n. A latchkey.
  • v. To be in oestrus; to copulate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The knocker of a door.
  • n. A latch key.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lock with a clicket.
  • n. Anything that makes a rattling noise; especially, a contrivance used in knocking or calling for admission, as a pin with a ratchet, or a knocker.
  • n. Specifically
  • n. An instrument making a clapping noise, used by beggars to attract attention. See clack-dish.
  • n. plural Flat rattling bones for boys to play with.
  • n. A latch-key.
  • n. The latch or lock of a door.

Etymologies

Old French cliquet the latch of a door. See click. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was ready to throw the clicket through the screen.

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  • And every day, when the convent of this abbey hath eaten, the almoner let bear the relief to the garden, and he smiteth on the garden gate with a clicket of silver that he holdeth in his hand; and anon all the beasts of the hill and of diverse places of the garden come out a

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And when they have eaten, the monk smiteth eftsoons on the garden gate with the clicket, and then anon all the beasts return again to their places that they come from.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Whose diminutiue is clicket, vsed of Chaucer for a key.

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  • Only then the middle stops soft, and if you get in a hurry it spoils the clicket. "

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  • That must have aged me right away, clicket clacking around the sound stage. "

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  • Used as a verb in "That Faire Field of Enna" by Guy Davenport. Seems to be in the sense of being in heat (especially for foxes, hares)

    January 19, 2010