clincher

noun clinch·er \ ˈklin-chər \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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

in the meaning defined above

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clincher Synonyms

Related Words

deathblow, knockout;

determinant, factor;

Phrases

ace in the hole;


CLINCHER Defined for English Language Learners

clincher

Definition of clincher for English Language Learners

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



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