- (intransitive, of a fox or foxes) To be in oestrus; to copulate.
- The sound of the clicketting foxes was unmistakable.
clicket (plural clickets)
- (UK, dialect) The knocker of a door.
- (UK, dialect) A latchkey.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
• c. 1400. Geoffrey Chaucer. 'The Canterbury Tales'. The Merchant's Tale.
He carried always the small silver clicket With which, as pleased him, he'd unlock the gate.