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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Clinker \Clink"er\ (kl[i^][ng]k"[~e]r), n. [From clink; cf. D.
clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous
sound, from clinken to clink. Cf. Clinkstone.]
1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the
action of the fire in the kiln.
2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a
grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified
or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.
3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.
4. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker, under Dutch.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or
coal or charcoal fire [syn: cinder, clinker]
2: a hard brick used as a paving stone [syn: clinker, clinker
v 1: clear out the cinders and clinker from; "we clinkered the
2: turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
94 Moby Thesaurus words for "clinker":
adobe, alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, ashlar, atonalism,
atonality, brand, brick, bricks and mortar, cacophony, calx,
carbon, cement, charcoal, cinder, coal, coke, concrete, coom,
covering materials, deposition, deposits, diluvium, discord,
discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissonance, dissonancy,
dissonant chord, draff, dregs, dross, ember, feces, ferroconcrete,
firebrick, flag, flagstone, flatness, flooring, froth, fume,
grounds, inharmoniousness, inharmony, lath and plaster, lava, lees,
loess, masonry, moraine, mortar, off note, offscum, pavement,
paving, paving material, plasters, precipitate, precipitation,
prestressed concrete, reek, roofage, roofing, scoria, scum,
sediment, settlings, sharpness, siding, silt, sinter, slag, smoke,
smudge, smut, soot, sour note, sourness, stone, stridor, sublimate,
sullage, tile, tiling, tunelessness, unharmoniousness,
unmusicality, untunefulness, walling, wolf
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