Meaning of clank

clank

Pronunciation: (klangk), [key]
— n.
  1. a sharp, hard, nonresonant sound, like that produced by two pieces of metal striking, one against the other: the clank of chains; the clank of an iron gate slamming shut.
—v.i.
  1. to make such a sound.
  2. to move with such sounds: The old jalopy clanked up the hill.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to make a sharp sound, as metal in collision: He clanked the shovel against the pail.
  2. to place, put, set, etc., with a clank: to clank the cell door shut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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