Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


adjective clink·er–built \-ˌbilt\

Definition of clinker–built

  1. :  having the external planks or plates overlapping like the clapboards on a house

Origin and Etymology of clinker–built

clinker, noun, clinch

First Known Use: 1769

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up clinker–built? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).