from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who clenches, or that which is used for clenching, as a cramp or piece of iron bent down to fasten anything.
- n. A tool used for clenching or bending over the point of a nail, to prevent its withdrawal.
- n. A retort or reply so decisive as to close a controversy; an unanswerable argument: as, the bishop's letter is a clencher.
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