Definition of clincher
: one that clinches: such asa : a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark the expense was the clincher that persuaded us to give up the enterpriseb : a tire with flanged beads fitting into the wheel rim
Examples of clincher in a Sentence
the fact that the resort had tennis courts was the clincher in our deciding to stay there
Recent Examples of clincher from the Web
The clincher came May 5 when the Houston Astros battered him for eight runs and seven hits in three innings.
The Loyola (Md.) commit scored twice in the clincher and had five goals in the semifinal.
The clincher wasn’t a mulligan in the Regular Joe sense, but Champ hasn’t been a Regular Joe in a golf sense for a long time.
LSU's Eric Walker did it again, pitching a gem of a clincher.
Kim answered with a birdie on the par-five 18th, and the clincher came from John Oda.
With Richard back, the Canadiens won the following year in five games with the Rocket getting the game-winning goal in the clincher.
Had the Cavs' conference-finals clincher not been so lopsided, James would've had the entire fourth quarter to chase those two boards and two assists for his 18th playoff triple double.
But the clincher came when Baker met the media afterward.
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Definition of clincher for English Language Learners
: a fact or statement that makes something certain or final
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