Origin of clincher-built
First recorded in 1760–70
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The viking ship (from ninth century on-wards) was clincher-built, caulked with hair, and iron fastened.Toy-Making in School and Home</p>
Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
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
Latterly a clincher-built boat with covered fore-sheets, and one mast with a trysail.
A bluff, clincher-built vessel, fitted with a well, to preserve the lobsters alive.
A clincher-built vessel with lug-sails, similar to the drift or mackerel boats.