A soft but firm strike with the hand delivered to the side of the head, characteristically by a parent to a child. The strike is designed not so much to hurt as to shock the offending minor. In a modern context, some might construe this as child abuse, although it is an accepted method of disciplining children provided restraint is shown.
"now look here, behave or youre going to get a clip round the ear"
by megamegamegaman June 09, 2007