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Definition of clue:

  1. A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.
  2. A ball of thread; a thread or other means of guidance. Same as Clew.
  3. A combination of lines or nettles by which a hammock is suspended.
  4. A loop and thimbles at the corner of a sail.
  5. A lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore- and- aft sail.
  6. That which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery.

Synonyms:

pinch, touch, scent, clew, knowledge, mite, intimation, steer, hint, breath, show, pool stick, tinge, pool cue, cue stick, trace, jot, cue, speck, lead, soupcon, suggest, discriminative stimulus, confidential information, wind.

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