plural -s
chiefly Scottish : a hard or flinty rock : a rocky cliff : a projecting rock or ledge
dialectal, England : a crevice or gully in limestone rocks

Word History


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

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“Clint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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