In chess and other timed games, to 'clockweasel' is to hang on with an otherwise lame game in hope that the opponent's clock will expire and give you an ignoble victory. Common techniques of clockweaseling in chess include deliberately sacrificing pieces to cause the opponent to consume precious time in the sheer biomechanics of picking up your pieces.
Varoudi clockweaseled Kjerdorf out of a brilliant game at Weatherstone's. Varoudi started sacking with ten seconds left on Kjerdorf's clock and Kjerdorf fell for it.
by Mo Dixley August 08, 2005