1 a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire [syn: cinder]
2 a hard brick used as a paving stone [syn: clinker brick]
1 clear out the cinders and clinker from; "we clinkered the fire frequently"
2 turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning
- Rhymes: -ɪŋkə(r)
- Slag or ash produced by intense heat in a furnace, kiln or boiler that forms a hard residue upon cooling.
- Hardened volcanic lava.
- A scum of oxide of iron formed in forging.
- A very hard brick used for paving customarily made in the Netherlands.
- A mass of bricks fused together by intense heat.
- One who clinks or an item that clinks, hence fetters are also called clinkers.
- Clink, derived from clinch, hence one who clinches or that clinches.
Clinker may refer to:
People with the surname Clinker
- Humphry Clinker, title character of Tobias Smollett's 1771 novel The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
clinker in German: Klinker
clinker in French: Brique
clinker in Dutch: Klinker (steen)
clinker in Occitan (post 1500): Brica
clinker in Polish: Klinkier
clinker in Russian: Клинкер
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