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1clinker

noun clin·ker \ˈkliŋ-kər\

Definition of CLINKER

1
:  a brick that has been burned too much in the kiln
2
:  stony matter fused together :  slag

Origin of CLINKER

alteration of earlier klincard a hard yellowish Dutch brick
First Known Use: 1641

2clinker

noun clink·er \ˈkliŋ-kər\

Definition of CLINKER

1
British :  something first-rate
2
a :  a wrong note
b :  a serious mistake or error :  boner
c :  an utter failure :  flop
d :  something of poor quality

Origin of CLINKER

1clink
First Known Use: 1733

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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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