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clave /kleɪv; klɑːv/ n
  1. one of a pair of hardwood sticks struck together to make a hollow sound, esp to mark the beat of Latin-American dance music
Etymology: 20th Century: from American Spanish, from Latin clavis key
clave /kleɪv/ vb
  1. archaic
    a past tense of cleave1

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