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clinker

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noun clin·ker \ˈkliŋ-kər\

Definition of clinker

  1. 1 :  a brick that has been burned too much in the kiln

  2. 2 :  stony matter fused together :  slag

Origin and Etymology of clinker

alteration of earlier klincard a hard yellowish Dutch brick


First Known Use: 1641


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clinker

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noun clink·er \ˈkliŋ-kər\

Definition of clinker

  1. 1 British :  something first-rate

  2. 2 a :  a wrong note b :  a serious mistake or error :  boner c :  an utter failure :  flop d :  something of poor quality

Origin and Etymology of clinker

1clink


First Known Use: 1733


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