Meaning of CLAY in English

CLAY

transcription, транскрипция: [ kleɪ ]

( clays)

1.

Clay is a kind of earth that is soft when it is wet and hard when it is dry. Clay is shaped and baked to make things such as pots and bricks.

...the heavy clay soils of Cambridgeshire...

As the wheel turned, the potter shaped and squeezed the lump of clay into a graceful shape.

...a little clay pot.

N-MASS : oft N n

2.

In tennis, matches played on clay are played on courts whose surface is covered with finely crushed stones or brick.

He was a clay-court specialist who won Wimbledon five times.

N-UNCOUNT : oft on N , N n

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