clinker

Part of speech: noun

A thing that clinks, as a mass left by coal in burning.

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Usage examples "clinker":

  1. It had bits of coal and clinker in the bottom of it. - "Opportunities", Susan Warner.
  2. A short trolley line ran down a stone pier from beside the road to the edge of the water, where a barge with a bright brown sail waited; the smoke from a clinker fire built in a pierced bucket swept fitfully about the pier; grimy men loaded a car on the trolley line. - "Highways and Byways in Surrey", Eric Parker.
  3. She was a clinker- built boat, about seventeen feet long, and her breadth of beam- that is, the distance across her from one side to the other- was great compared with her length. - "Frank, the Young Naturalist", Harry Castlemon.