\ ˈklint \
plural -s

Definition of clint

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Clint.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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