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
Workers unearthed part of an old clinker-built vessel but were told by the foreman to cover it over again to keep construction on course.
They were framed from naturally curved oak and planked with very thin oak strakes, clinker-built above the waterline and carvel-built below to reduce drag and increase speed.
He was happiest at home, with his children, and later alone on his little old clinker-built boat, the Curlew, sailing the muddy waters of the Thames estuary.
It was Albert who made the boat, in 1962, from mahogany, four metres long and clinker-built.
Excavations indicate it is the hull of a 12m single-mast clinker-built boat which was carrying a cargo - possibly salted fish - in wooden barrels when it sank.
The coble, so called because it was clinker-built in the manner of a Scotch fishing dinghy, very flat-bottomed, glided across the reef without grazing itself and stroked the mere 150 yards across the lagoon to the straight beach, where some of the surviving members of the community stood waiting: six women, one—the oldest—big with child, and five men whose ages, if their faces reflected their years, varied between shaveling young and grizzled old.
On the other hand, among the general clutter, only a few feet off, I could see the upturned keel of an old clinker-built rowing boat.
These were long and lean, clinker-built, gaudily painted, many with stemposts carved into fantastic figureheads.
Anything used to make a noise on a corrugated iron wall or clinker-built fence by dragging it along the surface while walking past it.
Jupp could give him no information beyond the fact that he must have a good sound piece of timber for the keel, and other pieces curved in a particular fashion for the strakes, and the outside planking would depend a good deal whether he wanted the boat clinker-built or smooth - sided.