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Definition of "clubbing" [clubbing]

  • A condition in which the ends of the fingers and toes are enlarged and the nails are shiny and abnormally curved. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clubbing" in a sentence
  • "The term clubbing is used to describe the swelling or enlarging of the tips of the fingers, with the nails curving downwards over the tip."
  • "While I tend to lean more toward an understated aesthetic myself – and did a whole project around that type of recycling fiftyRX3 – NOKI has his roots in clubbing and styling music performers, so that may lead his designs to be more costume than daily attire."
  • "No ice, no cold -- but seal clubbing is apparently quite popular in Namibia: Link"