Meaning of unclinching in English:

unclinching

noun

  • 1The action of loosening a nail by prising up the point, which has been bent over or flattened to secure it (now rare).

  • 2The action of relaxing one's tightly closed fist, grasp, etc.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Roger L'Estrange (1616–1704), author and press censor.