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  • v. To deprive of the claws or the balls of the forefeet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of the claws or the balls of the fore feet. See also declaw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In English forest law, to cut out the balls or claws of the fore feet of, as a dog, to render incapable of hunting.

Etymologies

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Latin expeditatus, past participle of expeditare to expeditate; ex out + pes, pedis, foot.

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