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clincher-built

[klin-cher-bilt]
adjective Shipbuilding.
  1. clinker-built(def 2).
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Origin of clincher-built

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for clincher-built

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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