a crack, cleft, or fissure: a chink in a wall.
a narrow opening: a chink between two buildings.
to fill up chinks in.
Other definitions for chink (2 of 3)
to make, or cause to make, a short, sharp, ringing sound, as of coins or glasses striking together.
a chinking sound: the chink of ice in a glass.
Slang. coin or ready cash.
Other definitions for Chink (3 of 3)
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Chinese person.
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How to use chink in a sentence
I gave him another twenty-dollar gold piece; he chinked them together, and held up two fingers.
He then took the four pieces of gold, chinked them in his hand, and then put them again into his purse.The Guide of the Desert | Gustave Aimard
Cornucopias of the trumpet-flower flared vividly, and here and there he caught a glimpse of a chinked log-cabin.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
A broody blackbird 'chinked' anxiously, and a pigeon wheeled aside with a 'swoof.'Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
The second day after we got into the woods we had the camp in pretty good shape, well chinked and calked.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
British Dictionary definitions for chink (1 of 3)
a small narrow opening, such as a fissure or crack
chink in one's armour a small but fatal weakness
(tr) mainly US and Canadian to fill up or make cracks in
- chinky, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for chink (2 of 3)
to make or cause to make a light ringing sound, as by the striking of glasses or coins
such a sound
British Dictionary definitions for Chink (3 of 3)
an old-fashioned and highly derogatory term for Chinese
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