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
Kelyn Rowe doubled the advantage in the second half with a creative finish, and Miazga scored the clincher–a header off a pinpoint free kick service from Graham Zusi late in the game.
And of the 19 players who appeared in the final NBA game of the season — Golden State’s title-clincher over Cleveland — only six are taller than Judge.
The clincher came May 5 when the Houston Astros battered him for eight runs and seven hits in three innings.
But Aggies head coach Rob Childress clearly has confidence to call upon the freshman when needed, as Gillman saw action in the Super Regional clincher, a 12-6 win over Davidson, by pinch-running and getting an at-bat toward the end of the game.
The Loyola (Md.) commit scored twice in the clincher and had five goals in the semifinal.
In the Game 5 clincher, the Warriors had 18 fast-break points.
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.
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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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