from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Built with overlapping planks or boards, as a ship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. in which the planks of the hull are laid so that the bottom edge of each plank overlaps the top edge of the plank below it. See also: shiplap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See clincher-built, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having overlapping hull planks
From obsolete clinker, clinch-nail, from Middle English clinken, probably variant of clenchen, to clench; see clench.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)