clinker-built

adjective
clink·er-built | \-ˌbilt \

Definition of clinker-built 

: having the external planks or plates overlapping like the clapboards on a house

First Known Use of clinker-built

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clinker-built

clinker, noun, clinch

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