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
References in classic literature ?
But there they were, in the heart of it; on Change, amongst the merchants; who hurried up and down, and chinked the money in their pockets, and conversed in groups, and looked at their watches, and trifled thoughtfully with their great gold seals; and so forth, as Scrooge had seen them often.
And D'Artagnan chinked the remainder of his pistoles in his pocket.
Moreover, the house began to stir as the hour of dinner approached; she could hear the plates being chinked in the dining-room next door, and Chailey instructing the Spanish girl where to put things down in vigorous English.