What does the word clash mean?

Usage examples for clash

  1. There was no clash of iron. – A Child's Story Garden by Compiled by Elizabeth Heber
  2. And he shrank at the thought of a clash- it meant pain for two helpless women. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  3. Elected in the great assembly to preside in war, they were raised on the shoulders of martial freemen, amid wild battle cries and the clash of spear and shield. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley