clinker-built

[ kling-ker-bilt ]
/ ˈklɪŋ kərˌbɪlt /

adjective

faced or surfaced with boards, plates, etc., each course of which overlaps the one below, lapstrake.
Also clincher-built. Shipbuilding. noting a hull whose shell is formed of planking (clinker planking ) or plating (clinker plating ) in which each strake overlaps the next one below and is overlapped by the next one above.

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Origin of clinker-built

1760–70; clinker (variant of clincher) + built
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British Dictionary definitions for clinker-built

clinker-built

clincher-built


adjective

(of a boat or ship) having a hull constructed with each plank overlapping that belowAlso called: lapstrake Compare carvel-built

Word Origin for clinker-built

C18 clinker a nailing together, probably from clinch
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