AskDefine | Define clobber

Dictionary Definition

clobber n : informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?" [syn: stuff]


1 strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her" [syn: baste, batter]
2 beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: bat, drub, thrash, lick]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "Australia|UK|slang": an item of clothing or equipment


  1. In the context of "Australia|UK|slang}} To hit or bash severely.

Extensive Definition

Clobber is an abstract strategy game invented in 2001 by combinatorial game theorists Michael H. Albert, J.P. Grossman and Richard Nowakowski. It has subsequently been studied by Elwyn Berlekamp and Erik Demaine among others. Since 2005 it has been one of the events in the Computer Olympiad.
Players take turns to move one of their own pieces onto an orthogonally adjacent opposing piece, removing it from the game. The winner of the game is the player who makes the last move (i.e. whose opponent cannot move).

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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