cat s-paw

  • 1 Cat's paw — may refer to:*Cat s paw the informal name of some species of Anigozanthus *Cat s Paw A family of small mussels of various sizes and colours living in freshwater rivers and some salt.The shell is shaped like a cats footprint. *Cat s paw (knot), a… …

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  • 2 Cat's-paw — n. 1. (Naut.) (a) A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the water during a calm, or the ripples made by such a puff of air. (b) A particular hitch or turn in the bight of a rope, into which a tackle may be hooked. [1913 Webster] 2 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cat's-paw — cat s′ paw or cats′paw n. 1) a person who is exploited by another; tool 2) mer a light breeze that ruffles the surface of the water over a small area 3) naut. a hitch made in the bight of a rope to hold the hook of a tackle • Etymology: 1650–60;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 4 cat's paw — cats|paw [ˈkætspo: US po:] n old fashioned someone who is used by someone else to achieve something bad …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 cat's-paw — [kats′pô΄] n. 1. a person used by another to do dangerous, distasteful, or unlawful work; dupe: from the tale of the monkey who used the cat s foot to rake the chestnuts out of the fire 2. a light breeze that ripples the surface of water 3. Naut …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 cat's paw — ► NOUN ▪ a person used by another to carry out an unpleasant task …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 cat's-paw — noun (plural cat s paws) Date: circa 1769 1. a light air that ruffles the surface of the water in irregular patches during a calm 2. [from the fable of the monkey that used a cat s paw to draw chestnuts from the fire] one used by another as a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 cat's paw — /ˈkæts pɔ / (say kats paw) noun 1. a person used by another to serve their purpose; a tool. 2. Nautical a kind of hitch in the bight of a rope, made to hook a tackle on. 3. Nautical a light breeze which ruffles the surface of the water over a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 cat's-paw — žemasis ožūnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Hemodorinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Anigozanthos humilis), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anigozanthos humilis angl. cat s paw šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 10 cat's-paw — noun a) A pawn or dupe; somebody who has been unwittingly tricked into acting in anothers interest. A few Republicans lent behind the scenes support to this movement, hoping to use it as a cats paw to scratch Lincoln from the main party ticket… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 cat's-paw — /kats paw /, n. 1. a person used to serve the purposes of another; tool. 2. Naut. a. a hitch made in the bight of a rope so that two eyes are formed to hold the hook of one block of a tackle. b. a light breeze that ruffles the surface of the… …

    Universalium

  • 12 cat's-paw — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also cats paw noun A person used or controlled by others: dupe, instrument, pawn2, puppet, stooge, tool. See OVER …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 cat's paw — a knot used in angling to attach a swivel. A loop is passed through the eye of the swivel and the swivel rotated vertically through the loop three times. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 14 cat's-paw — n. person who is used by another to do an unpleasant task; twist in a loop of rope; light wind …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 cat’s paw — A local light breeze that has a vertical component and shows itself in the rippling of the sea surface …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 16 cat's paw — noun a person who is used by another to carry out an unpleasant or dangerous task …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 cat's-paw — n. 1. (Naut.) Ripple of air, puff of wind. 2. Dupe (in serving another s purpose), gull, cully …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 cat's paw — noun (C) old fashioned someone who does unpleasant or dangerous jobs because someone else has ordered them to …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 cat's-paw — noun 1. a person used by another to gain an end • Syn: ↑instrument, ↑pawn • Hypernyms: ↑assistant, ↑helper, ↑help, ↑supporter 2. a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 cat's paw — …

    Useful english dictionary

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