- a blunder; faux pas.
- drop a clanger, to blunder.
Examples from the Web for clanger
Indeed, it is probable Mr Adams had rescued more than Fanny from the clanger of a rape that evening.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1|Henry Fielding
Fate had raised her son to the summit of earthly grandeur and saved him from every clanger.Barbara Blomberg, Complete|Georg Ebers
To add to the clanger, the gratings had been thrown overboard, and there was no way of confining the captives in the hold.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
But the mother was wise, and aware of the clanger, kept in her own hands the administrating of the medicine.Weighed and Wanting|George MacDonald
An expedition in this direction was, till lately, certain to be attended with no small excitement and clanger.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd