Definition of clanger
: a conspicuous blunder —often used in the phrase drop a clanger
Examples of clanger in a sentence
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
CLANGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clanger for English Language Learners
: a bad and embarrassing mistake
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