Meaning of clinker

clink•er

Pronunciation: (kling'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a mass of incombustible matter fused together, as in the burning of coal.
  2. a hard Dutch brick, used esp. for paving.
  3. a partially vitrified mass of brick.
  4. the scale of oxide formed on iron during forging.
  5. a mass of vitrified material ejected from a volcano.
—v.i.
  1. to form clinkers in burning.

clink•er

Pronunciation: (kling'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that clinks.

clink•er

Pronunciation: (kling'kur), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a wrong note in a musical performance.
  2. any mistake or error.
  3. something that is a failure; a product of inferior quality.
  4. someone or something wonderful or exceedingly well-liked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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