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clink•er



Pronunciation: (kling'kur), [key]
n.
1. a mass of incombustible matter fused together, as in the burning of coal.
2. a hard Dutch brick, used esp. for paving.
3. a partially vitrified mass of brick.
4. the scale of oxide formed on iron during forging.
5. Geol.a mass of vitrified material ejected from a volcano.

v.i.
to form clinkers in burning.

clink•er



Pronunciation: (kling'kur), [key]
n.
a person or thing that clinks.

clink•er



Pronunciation: (kling'kur), [key]
n. 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. Brit.someone or something wonderful or exceedingly well-liked.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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