clincher


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clinch·er

 (klĭn′chər)
n.
1. One that clinches, as:
a. A nail, screw, or bolt for clinching.
b. A tool for clinching nails, screws, or bolts.
2. Informal A point, fact, or remark that settles something conclusively; a decisive factor.

clincher

(ˈklɪntʃə)
n
1. informal something decisive, such as a fact, score, etc
2. a person or thing that clinches

clinch•er

(ˈklɪn tʃər)

n.
1. a person or thing that clinches.
2. a statement, argument, fact, situation, or the like, that is decisive or conclusive.
3. a nail, screw, etc., for clinching.
[1485–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clincher - an argument that is conclusive
argument, statement - a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
2.clincher - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
causal factor, determinant, determining factor, determinative, determiner - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
3.clincher - a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation

clincher

noun
Informal. Something, especially something held in reserve, that gives one a decisive advantage:
Translations

clincher

[ˈklɪntʃəʳ] N that was the clinchereso fue el punto clave, eso fue el argumento irrebatible

clincher

[ˈklɪntʃər] n
that was the clincher → c'est ce qui a fait pencher la balance
Forensic evidence was the clincher → L'expertise criminalistique a fait pencher la balance.

clincher

n (inf)ausschlaggebendes Argument; that was the clincherdas gab den Ausschlag

clincher

[ˈklɪntʃəʳ] n (fam) the clincheril fattore decisivo
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