noun A tight grasp or an act of grasping something. (she made a clutch at his body) A mechanism for connecting and disconnecting a vehicle engine from its transmission system. (she let the clutch in and the car surged forward) A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap.
adjective (in sport) denoting or occurring in a critical situation in which the outcome of a game or competition is at stake.
noun A group of eggs fertilized at the same time, laid in a single session and (in birds) incubated together. (they lay fewer than ten eggs in a clutch)