[klin-cher] /ˈklɪn tʃər/
a person or thing that .
a statement, argument, fact, situation, or the like, that is decisive or conclusive:
The heat was the clincher that made us decide to leave the city.
a nail, screw, etc., for .
Automotive. a .
(informal) something decisive, such as a fact, score, etc
a person or thing that clinches
early 14c., “person or thing that clinches” (i.e., secures nails by bending down or riveting the pointed end), late 15c. as a class of shipyard worker; agent noun from clinch (v.). As a type of nail, from 1735; as a conclusive statement, argument, etc., 1737.
The deciding or conclusive element; the BOTTOM LINE: One smudged fingerprint was the clincher (1830s+)
[klin-cher-bilt] /ˈklɪn tʃərˌbɪlt/ adjective, Shipbuilding. 1. (def 2).
noun, Automotive. 1. an automobile tire having on each side of its inner circumference a rubber flange that fits under the turned-over edge of the wheel rim.
[klin-duh-mahy-sin] /ˌklɪn dəˈmaɪ sɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a toxic semisynthetic antibiotic, C 18 H 33 ClN 2 O 5 S, used to treat serious infections chiefly due to various anaerobic bacteria, especially Bacteroides.
[klahyn] /klaɪn/ noun 1. Biology. the gradual change in certain characteristics exhibited by members of a series of adjacent populations of organisms of the same species. 2. Linguistics. (in systemic linguistics) a scale of continuous gradation; continuum. [klahyn] /klaɪn/ noun 1. Patsy (Virginia Patterson Hensley) 1932–63, U.S. country singer. /klaɪn/ noun 1. a continuous variation […]