clinker-built


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Related to clinker-built: lapstrake

clink·er-built

(klĭng′kər-bĭlt′)
adj.
Built with overlapping planks or boards, as a ship.

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

clinker-built

or

clincher-built

adj
(Nautical Terms) (of a boat or ship) having a hull constructed with each plank overlapping that below. Also called: lapstrake Compare carvel-built
[C18 clinker a nailing together, probably from clinch]

clink′er-built`



adj.
having a hull with a shell formed with overlapping strakes.
[1760–70; clinker (variant of clincher) + built]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clinker-built - having overlapping hull planks
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
carvel-built - (of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks
Translations

clinker-built

[ˈklɪŋkəˌbɪlt] ADJ (Naut) → de tingladillo

clinker-built

adj (Naut) → klinkergebaut
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It's worth arriving early at the centre to look at a clinker-built boat on display there.
Having just rowed ashore, in a clinker-built boat of uncertain origin, the lonely boy, dirty and dishevelled (though not without a certain rakish charm), stroked--in an indolent way --the stray cat, which had been chasing (or rather, lying in wait for) mice all night.
What is the difference between a carvel-built and a clinker-built boat?