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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.]
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(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]
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having a hull with a shell formed with overlapping strakes.
[1760–70; clinker (variant of clincher) + built]
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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
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[ˈklɪŋkəˌbɪlt] ADJ (Naut) → de tingladillo
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adj (Naut) → klinkergebaut
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How to Build a Boat starts as a letter to his daughter but soon morphs into the story of the author's yearlong battle to construct a clinker-built boat.
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It's worth arriving early at the centre to look at a clinker-built boat on display there.
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