clint

noun \ˈklint\

Definition of clint

plural

-s

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a hard or flinty rock :  a rocky cliff :  a projecting rock or ledge

  2. 2 dialectal, England :  a crevice or gully in limestone rocks

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Origin and Etymology of clint

Middle English, perhaps from Middle Low German klint cliff, crag; akin to Old Swedish klinter mountain top, Old Norse klettr cliff, crag, Latin galla gallnut — more at gall


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