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clink·er

 (klĭng′kər)
n.
1. The incombustible residue, fused into an irregular lump, that remains after the combustion of coal.
2. A partially vitrified brick or a mass of bricks fused together.
3. An extremely hard burned brick.
4. Vitrified matter expelled by a volcano.
5. Slang
a. A sour note in a musical performance: hit a clinker.
b. A mistake; a blunder.
c. Something of inferior quality; a conspicuous failure: a clinker of a show.
6. Chiefly British Something admirable or first-rate.
intr.v. clink·ered, clink·er·ing, clink·ers
To form clinkers in burning.

[Obsolete Dutch klinckaerd, from Middle Dutch klinken, to clink; see clink1. N., senses 5 and 6, from clink.]

clinker

(ˈklɪŋkə)
n
1. (Metallurgy) the ash and partially fused residues from a coal-fired furnace or fire
2. (Building) Also called: clinker brick a hard brick used as a paving stone
3. (Building) a partially vitrified brick or mass of brick
4. slang chiefly US something of poor quality, such as a film
5. slang US and Canadian a mistake or fault, esp a wrong note in music
vb
(Metallurgy) (intr) to form clinker during burning
[C17: from Dutch klinker a type of brick, from obsolete klinckaerd, literally: something that clinks (referring to the sound produced when one was struck), from klinken to clink1]

clink•er1

(ˈklɪŋ kər)

n.
1. a mass of incombustible matter fused together, as in the burning of coal.
2. a hard Dutch brick, used esp. for paving.
[1635–45; < Dutch klinker kind of brick, slag]

clink•er2

(ˈklɪŋ kər)

n.
a person or thing that clinks.
[1680–90]

clink•er3

(ˈklɪŋ kər)

n. Slang.
1. a wrong note in a musical performance.
2. any mistake or error.
3. something that is a failure; a product of inferior quality.
[1830–40; perhaps clinker2]

clinker


Past participle: clinkered
Gerund: clinkering

Imperative
clinker
clinker
Present
I clinker
you clinker
he/she/it clinkers
we clinker
you clinker
they clinker
Preterite
I clinkered
you clinkered
he/she/it clinkered
we clinkered
you clinkered
they clinkered
Present Continuous
I am clinkering
you are clinkering
he/she/it is clinkering
we are clinkering
you are clinkering
they are clinkering
Present Perfect
I have clinkered
you have clinkered
he/she/it has clinkered
we have clinkered
you have clinkered
they have clinkered
Past Continuous
I was clinkering
you were clinkering
he/she/it was clinkering
we were clinkering
you were clinkering
they were clinkering
Past Perfect
I had clinkered
you had clinkered
he/she/it had clinkered
we had clinkered
you had clinkered
they had clinkered
Future
I will clinker
you will clinker
he/she/it will clinker
we will clinker
you will clinker
they will clinker
Future Perfect
I will have clinkered
you will have clinkered
he/she/it will have clinkered
we will have clinkered
you will have clinkered
they will have clinkered
Future Continuous
I will be clinkering
you will be clinkering
he/she/it will be clinkering
we will be clinkering
you will be clinkering
they will be clinkering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clinkering
you have been clinkering
he/she/it has been clinkering
we have been clinkering
you have been clinkering
they have been clinkering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clinkering
you will have been clinkering
he/she/it will have been clinkering
we will have been clinkering
you will have been clinkering
they will have been clinkering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clinkering
you had been clinkering
he/she/it had been clinkering
we had been clinkering
you had been clinkering
they had been clinkering
Conditional
I would clinker
you would clinker
he/she/it would clinker
we would clinker
you would clinker
they would clinker
Past Conditional
I would have clinkered
you would have clinkered
he/she/it would have clinkered
we would have clinkered
you would have clinkered
they would have clinkered

Clinker

A vitreous material that collects on stove grates when coal is burned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clinker - a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
2.clinker - a hard brick used as a paving stone
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
Verb1.clinker - clear out the cinders and clinker from; "we clinkered the fire frequently"
clean out, clear out - empty completely; "We cleaned out all the drawers"
2.clinker - turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
Translations

clinker

[ˈklɪŋkəʳ] N
1. (= burnt out coal) → escoria f de hulla
2. (= paving material) → ladrillo m duro
3. (US) (= gaffe) → metedura f de pata; (= failed film, play) → birria f

clinker

n
(from fire) → Schlacke f; a clinkerein Stück Schlacke
(= brick)Klinker m
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From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
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He was a cinder, a bit of a clinker of a man, a little animated clinker, not yet quite cold, that moved stiffly and by starts and jerks like an automaton.
Then he staggered away; but another of the assassins fired, and he went down sidewise, kicking and clawing among a heap of clinkers.
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