Flaw

Definition of Flaw

Pronunciation: flạ
n.1.A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.
This heart
Shall break into a hundered thousand flaws.
- Shak.
2.A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.
Has not this also its flaws and its dark side?
- South.
3.A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.
And deluges of armies from the town
Came pouring in; I heard the mighty flaw.
- Dryden.
4.A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.
Snow, and hail, and stormy gust and flaw.
- Milton.
Like flaws in summer laying lusty corn.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To crack; to make flaws in.
[imp. & p. p. Flawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flawing.]
The brazen caldrons with the frosts are flawed.
- Dryden.
2.To break; to violate; to make of no effect.
France hath flawed the league.
- Shak.

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