chinked


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chink 1

 (chĭngk)
n.
A narrow opening, such as a crack or fissure.
tr.v. chinked, chink·ing, chinks
1. To make narrow openings in.
2. To fill narrow openings in.

[Probably alteration of obsolete chine, from Middle English, crack, from Old English cine.]

chink′y adj.

chink 2

 (chĭngk)
n.
A slight, metallic sound, as of coins rattling in a pocket.
intr. & tr.v. chinked, chink·ing, chinks
To make or cause to make a slight, metallic sound.

[Imitative.]

Chink

 (chĭngk)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Chinese birth or descent.

[Probably alteration of Chinese.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chinked - having narrow opening filled
caulked - having cracks and crevices stopped up with a filler
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