from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The incombustible residue, fused into an irregular lump, that remains after the combustion of coal.
- n. A partially vitrified brick or a mass of bricks fused together.
- n. An extremely hard burned brick.
- n. Vitrified matter expelled by a volcano.
- n. Slang A sour note in a musical performance: hit a clinker.
- n. Slang A mistake; a blunder.
- n. Slang Something of inferior quality; a conspicuous failure: a clinker of a show.
- n. Chiefly British Something admirable or first-rate.
- intransitive v. To form clinkers in burning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone or something that clinks.
- n. Fetters.
- n. Someone or something that clinches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the kiln.
- n. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.
- n. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.
- n. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker, under Dutch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which clinks. Specifically
- n. A metal-heeled shoe used in dancing jigs.
- n. The partly melted and agglutinated residuum of the combustion of coal which has a fusible ash.
- n. A partially vitrified brick or mass of bricks.
- n. A kind of hard Dutch or Flemish brick, used for paving yards and stables.
- n. Vitrified or burnt matter thrown up by a volcano.
- n. A scale of black oxid of iron, formed when iron is heated to redness in the open air.
- n. A deep impression of a horse's or cow's foot; a small puddle so formed.
- To form clinker; become incrusted with clinker.
- n. In cricket, a ball bowled exceedingly well.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. clear out the cinders and clinker from
- v. turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning
- n. a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
- n. a hard brick used as a paving stone
Obsolete Dutch klinckaerd, from Middle Dutch klinken, to clink; see clink1. N., senses 5 and 6, from clink1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch klinkaerd, later klinker, from klinken ("to ring, resound"). (Wiktionary)
From clink + -er. (Wiktionary)