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1. clinker

noun. a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire.

Synonyms

  • cinder

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clink (English)
  • klinkaerd (Dutch)

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2. clinker-built

adjective. having overlapping hull planks.

Synonyms

  • lap-streak
  • lap-strake
  • lap-streaked
  • clincher-built

Antonyms

  • flush-seamed

3. clinker

verb. clear out the cinders and clinker from.

Synonyms

  • clear out

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clink (English)
  • klinkaerd (Dutch)

4. clinker

noun. a hard brick used as a paving stone.

Synonyms

  • brick

Antonyms

  • hire
  • fill

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clink (English)
  • klinkaerd (Dutch)

5. clinker

verb. turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning.

Antonyms

  • enable

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clink (English)
  • klinkaerd (Dutch)

Example sentences of the word clinker


1. Noun, singular or mass
Ideally, the pellets you choose to use should leave as little ash and clinker residue as possible and heat the space efficiently.

2. Verb, base form
An inspection before the heating season begins might reveal problems in your furnace that reduces its ability to efficiently burn coal and contributes to clinker formation.

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