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clinker–built

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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


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