adjective Etymology: clinker, noun, clinch Date: 1769 having the external planks or plates overlapping like the clapboards on a house <
a clinker-built boat

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  • clinker-built — [kliŋk′ərbilt΄] adj. [clinker < clink, dial. var. of CLENCH] built with the planks of the hull overlapping, as a boat: distinguished from CARVEL BUILT …   English World dictionary

  • Clinker-built — Clink er built, a. (Naut.) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See {Lapstreak}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clinker-built — /kling keuhr bilt /, adj. 1. faced or surfaced with boards, plates, etc., each course of which overlaps the one below, lapstrake. 2. Also, clincher built. Shipbuilding. noting a hull whose shell is formed of planking (clinker planking) or plating …   Universalium

  • clinker-built — clink′er built adj. navig. having a hull with a shell formed with overlapping strakes • Etymology: 1760–70; clinker (var. of clincher) +built …   From formal English to slang

  • clinker-built — adjective (of a boat) having external planks which overlap downwards and are secured with clinched nails. Compare with carvel built. Origin C18: clinker from clink (north. Engl. var. of clinch) …   English new terms dictionary

  • clinker-built — /ˈklɪŋkə bɪlt/ (say klingkuh bilt) adjective (of a ship) made of pieces, as boards or plates of metal, which overlap one another. Compare carvel built. Also, clinker …   Australian English dictionary

  • clinker-built — adj. (also clincher built) (of a boat) having external planks overlapping downwards and secured with clinched copper nails. Etymology: clink N.Engl. var. of CLINCH + ER(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • clinker-built — adjective (of a wooden vessel) in which the planks of the hull are laid overlapping …   Wiktionary

  • clinker built — adj. (of a boat) having hull with planks that are overlapping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clinker-built —   a. (of a ship) with overlapping planks …   Dictionary of difficult words

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