• WordNet 3.6
    • adj clincher-built having overlapping hull planks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Clincher-built See Clinker-built.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clincher-built Made of pieces, as boards or plates of metal, which overlap one another: as, clincher-built boats. In woodwork the upper edge of each strake or plank is overlapped by the lower edge of the one above, and these are secured to one another by nails driven through the laps or bands. In metal-work plates of metal are lapped in the same manner and riveted. Also clinch-built.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Clincher-built (same as Clinker-built)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Causal form of klink, to strike smartly; Dut. and Ger. klinken, to rivet a bolt.


In literature:

Latterly a clincher-built boat with covered fore-sheets, and one mast with a trysail.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Clincher built A clin.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

In news:

But even with the power-meter hub, the 45mm wheelset weighs 1,540 grams in the clincher version, right in line with other high-end 45mm wheels built on standard hubs.