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
References in classic literature ?
Mr Swiveller appeared to think the they implied some mental struggle consequent upon the powerful effect of his address, for he poked his friend with his cane and whispered his conviction that he had administered 'a clincher,' and that he expected a commission on the profits.
Finally, the clincher of all clinchers--the guy called me (or Ebin) a Nazi.
We have other criteria in securing space than simple deal clinchers such as landlord concessions.