[ klin-cher-bilt ]


Origin of clincher-built

First recorded in 1760–70

Words Nearby clincher-built Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use clincher-built in a sentence

  • 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.

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
  • 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
  • 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