clincher

noun clinch·er \ ˈklin-chər \
Updated on: 17 Dec 2017

Definition of clincher

: one that clinches: such as
a : a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark
  • the expense was the clincher that persuaded us to give up the enterprise
b : a tire with flanged beads fitting into the wheel rim

Examples of clincher in a Sentence

  1. the fact that the resort had tennis courts was the clincher in our deciding to stay there

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First Known Use of clincher

1703

clincher Synonyms

Synonyms
capper, coup de grâce (or coup de grace), crusher, topper, ace in the hole
Related Words
confutation, deathblow, knockout; determinant, factor

CLINCHER Defined for English Language Learners

clincher

noun

Definition of clincher for English Language Learners

  • : a fact or statement that makes something certain or final



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