Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Built with overlapping planks or boards, as a ship.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See clincher-built, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Naut.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective nautical 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having overlapping hull planks

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From obsolete clinker, clinch-nail, from Middle English clinken, probably variant of clenchen, to clench; see clench.]

Examples

  • 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.

    1000 Year Old Viking Ship Under Parking Lot | Impact Lab

  • 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.

    Champlain's Dream

  • 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.

    Champlain's Dream

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • 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.

    In the Frame

  • 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.

    Concerns over final port of call for uncovered medieval boat

  • 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.

    In the Frame

  • It was Albert who made the boat, in 1962, from mahogany, four metres long and clinker-built.

    Archive 2005-06-19

  • It was Albert who made the boat, in 1962, from mahogany, four metres long and clinker-built.

    View from the Northern Border

  • 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.

    Morgan’s Run

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