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clincher

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noun clinch·er \ˈklin-chər\

Simple Definition of clincher

  • : a fact or statement that makes something certain or final

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clincher

  1. :  one that clinches: as a :  a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark <the expense was the clincher that persuaded us to give up the enterprise> b :  a tire with flanged beads fitting into the wheel rim

Examples of clincher in a sentence

  1. <the fact that the resort had tennis courts was the clincher in our deciding to stay there>



1703

First Known Use of clincher

1703

Rhymes with clincher



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