Clincher meaning

klĭnchər
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The definition of a clincher is a point or moment that settles a contest or decision.

An example of a clincher is a game that secures a baseball team's position in the World Series.

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One that clinches, as:
  • A nail, screw, or bolt for clinching.
  • A tool for clinching nails, screws, or bolts.
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(informal) A point, fact, or remark that settles something conclusively; a decisive factor.
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A person or thing that clinches; specif., a conclusive or decisive point, argument, act, etc.
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That which clinches; that which makes something final or firm.

The clincher was that we couldn't wait any longer to leave, or it would get dark.

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(cycling) A tyre with a bead around the edge to attach to the rim of the wheel when inflated.
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Origin of clincher

  • From clinch + -er.

    From Wiktionary