Try Our Apps


The saddest words


[klin-cher-bilt] /ˈklɪn tʃərˌbɪlt/
adjective, Shipbuilding.
clinker-built (def 2).
Origin of clincher-built
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for clincher-built
Historical Examples
  • Latterly a clincher-built boat with covered fore-sheets, and one mast with a trysail.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • I made another stroke, and felt my hand pass down the side of an object that I knew at once was a clincher-built boat.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The viking ship (from ninth century on-wards) was clincher-built, caulked with hair, and iron fastened.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • A bluff, clincher-built vessel, fitted with a well, to preserve the lobsters alive.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • A clincher-built vessel with lug-sails, similar to the drift or mackerel boats.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for clincher-built

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for clincher

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for clincher-built