Clinker meaning

klĭngkər
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The incombustible residue, fused into an irregular lump, that remains after the combustion of coal.
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A partially vitrified brick or a mass of bricks fused together.
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An extremely hard burned brick.
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Vitrified matter expelled by a volcano.
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Something admirable or first-rate.
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To form clinkers in burning.
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A very hard brick.
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A hard mass of fused stony matter formed in a furnace, as from impurities in the coal.
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To form clinkers in burning.
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A very hard brick used for paving customarily made in the Netherlands. [from 17th c.]
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A mass of bricks fused together by intense heat. [from 17th c.]
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Slag or ash produced by intense heat in a furnace, kiln or boiler that forms a hard residue upon cooling. [from 18th c.]
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Hardened volcanic lava. [from 19th c.]
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A scum of oxide of iron formed in forging. [from 19th c.]
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Someone or something that clinks.
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(in the plural) Fetters.
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(nautical) A style of boatbuilding using overlapping planks; used chiefly attributively in terms such as clinker planking, clinker dinghy etc.
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Origin of clinker

  • Obsolete Dutch klinckaerd from Middle Dutch klinken to clink clink1 N., senses 5 and 6, from clink

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch klinkaerd, later klinker, from klinken (“to ring, resound”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From clink +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary