What does the word clank mean?

Usage examples for clank

  1. But already footsteps and the clank of weapons were heard close at hand; the husband and wife, springing up, hurried to the entrance of the tent. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  2. He listened for the clank of metal shoes on the ladder above him. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman