clinker-built

/kling"keuhr bilt'/, adj.
1. faced or surfaced with boards, plates, etc., each course of which overlaps the one below, lapstrake.
2. Also, clincher-built. Shipbuilding. noting a hull whose shell is formed of planking (clinker planking) or plating (clinker plating) in which each strake overlaps the next one below and is overlapped by the next one above. Cf. carvel-built.
[1760-70; clinker (var. of CLINCHER) + BUILT]

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  • clinker-built — [kliŋk′ərbilt΄] adj. [clinker < clink, dial. var. of CLENCH] built with the planks of the hull overlapping, as a boat: distinguished from CARVEL BUILT …   English World dictionary

  • Clinker-built — Clink er built, a. (Naut.) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See {Lapstreak}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clinker-built — adjective Etymology: clinker, noun, clinch Date: 1769 having the external planks or plates overlapping like the clapboards on a house < a clinker built boat > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clinker-built — clink′er built adj. navig. having a hull with a shell formed with overlapping strakes • Etymology: 1760–70; clinker (var. of clincher) +built …   From formal English to slang

  • clinker-built — adjective (of a boat) having external planks which overlap downwards and are secured with clinched nails. Compare with carvel built. Origin C18: clinker from clink (north. Engl. var. of clinch) …   English new terms dictionary

  • clinker-built — /ˈklɪŋkə bɪlt/ (say klingkuh bilt) adjective (of a ship) made of pieces, as boards or plates of metal, which overlap one another. Compare carvel built. Also, clinker …   Australian English dictionary

  • clinker-built — adj. (also clincher built) (of a boat) having external planks overlapping downwards and secured with clinched copper nails. Etymology: clink N.Engl. var. of CLINCH + ER(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • clinker-built — adjective (of a wooden vessel) in which the planks of the hull are laid overlapping …   Wiktionary

  • clinker built — adj. (of a boat) having hull with planks that are overlapping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clinker-built —   a. (of a ship) with overlapping planks …   Dictionary of difficult words

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