from The Century Dictionary.
- Made of pieces, as boards or plates of metal, which overlap one another: as, clincher-built boats.
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- adjective Alternative form of
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- adjective having overlapping hull planks
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Such light, clincher-built, high-nosed, flat-bottomed boats are in use wherever the fur-traders are or have been.
I made another stroke, and felt my hand pass down the side of an object that I knew at once was a clincher-built boat.
Two canoes found on the shore of North Island were formed of slips of bark, like planks, sewed together, the edge of one slip overlaying another, as in our clincher-built boats; their breadth was about two feet, but they were too much broken for the length to be known.