: a conspicuous blunder —often used in the phrase drop a clanger
Examples of CLANGER
- They lost the game after a defensive clanger.
- <a newsreader who memorably dropped a clanger when she referred to Robert Burns as an English poet>
First Known Use of CLANGER
Related to CLANGER
- blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, error [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, trip
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