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Meaning of CLINKER

Pronunciation:  'klingkur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hard brick used as a paving stone
  2. [n]  a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
  3. [v]  turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning
  4. [v]  clear out the cinders and clinker from; "we clinkered the fire frequently"

CLINKER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cinder, clinker brick
 See Also: brick, change, clean out, clear out, fragment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clink"er\ (kl[i^][ng]k"[~e]r), n. [From clink; cf. D.
clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous
sound, from clinken to clink. Cf. {Clinkstone}.]
1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the
   action of the fire in the kiln.

2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a
   grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified
   or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.

3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.

4. A kind of brick. See {Dutch clinker}, under {Dutch}.

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