What is clutch?

  • (noun): A number of birds hatched at the same time.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A clutch is a mechanical device that provides for the transmission of power (and therefore usually motion) from one component (the driving member) to another (the driven member) when engaged, but can be disengaged.

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Clutch Of Constables
... Clutch of Constables is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh it is the twenty-fifth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1968 ... Scent Hand in Glove Dead Water Death at the Dolphin Clutch of Constables When in Rome Tied Up in Tinsel Black As He's Painted Last Ditch Grave Mistake Photo Finish Light Thickens See also Death on the Air and Other ...
... a sophisticated computer programme which oversees a clutch-to-clutch actuation ... Gear changes are accomplished by one clutch engaging the instant the clutch from the previous gear disengages ...
Other Clutches and Applications - Specialty Clutches and Applications - Kickback Clutch-brakes
... Coupled to the rotor by one (or possibly two) stages of reduction gearing was a wrap-spring clutch-brake ... The clutch-brake locked up when rotated backwards, but also had some spring action ... of the rotor going backwards engaged the clutch and "wound" the spring ...
Clutch Discography
... The discography of Clutch, an American rock band, consists of nine studio albums, five live albums, two compilation albums, three extended plays, ten singles, and two video albums ... Clutch was formed in 1991 by vocalist Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines and drummer Jean-Paul Gaster ... through constant gigging, and after the release Passive Restraints (through Earache), Clutch was signed by East West Records ...
Allis-Chalmers D Series
... shift-on-the-go oil clutches, commonly referred to as a hand clutch ... This clutch was in low range when pulled back, neutral in the middle, and high range when pushed forward ... a forward-reverser, called the "Shuttle Clutch" ...

More definitions of "clutch":

  • (noun): A collection of things or persons to be handled together.
    Synonyms: batch
  • (noun): A pedal that operates a clutch.
    Synonyms: clutch pedal
  • (noun): A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism.
  • (noun): A tense critical situation.
    Example: "He is a good man in the clutch"

Famous quotes containing the word clutch:

    Go out of the house to see the moon, and ‘t is mere tinsel; it will not please as when its light shines upon your necessary journey. The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October, who could ever clutch it? Go forth to find it, and it is gone: ‘t is only a mirage as you look from the windows of diligence.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    My dear, it was a moment
    to clutch at for a moment
    so that you may believe in it
    and believing is the act of love, I think,
    even in the telling, wherever it went.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers then when we clutch hardest, to be the most unhandsome part of our condition.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)