Clinker



[kling-ker] /ˈklɪŋ kər/

noun
1.
a mass of incombustible matter fused together, as in the burning of coal.
2.
a hard Dutch brick, used especially for paving.
3.
a partially vitrified mass of brick.
4.
the scale of oxide formed on iron during forging.
5.
Geology. a mass of vitrified material ejected from a volcano.
verb (used without object)
6.
to form clinkers in burning.
[kling-ker] /ˈklɪŋ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that .
[kling-ker] /ˈklɪŋ kər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a wrong note in a musical performance.
2.
any mistake or error.
3.
something that is a failure; a product of inferior quality.
4.
British. someone or something wonderful or exceedingly well-liked.
/ˈklɪŋkə/
noun
1.
the ash and partially fused residues from a coal-fired furnace or fire
2.
Also called clinker brick. a hard brick used as a paving stone
3.
a partially vitrified brick or mass of brick
4.
(slang, mainly US) something of poor quality, such as a film
5.
(US & Canadian, slang) a mistake or fault, esp a wrong note in music
verb
6.
(intransitive) to form clinker during burning
n.

“mass of slag,” 1769, from klincard (1640s), a type of paving brick made in Holland, from Dutch klinkaerd, from klinken “to ring” (as it does when struck), of imitative origin. Also “a clinch-nail;” hence clinker-built (1769). The meaning “stupid mistake” is first recorded 1950 in American English; originally (1942) “a wrong note in music.”

noun

[fr clinker, ”unburnable cinder”]

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