• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tinkler A tinker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tinkler A tinker; hence, a vagabond; a craven.
    • n tinkler One who or that which tinkles; in slang use, a small bell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tinkler (Scot.) the act of doing tinker's work: a botcher or bungler: a botch or bungle: a young mackerel
    • ns Tinkler a small bell
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of M. E. tinken.


In literature:

Tinkler has gone stale.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
I shall be a 'tinkler.
"Foma Gordyeff" by Maxim Gorky
You say I make up fine stories about tinklers and sailor-men because I know nothing about them.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
I haven't heard the tinkler for months.
"The Celt and Saxon, Complete" by George Meredith
I haven't heard the tinkler for months.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
Robert Tinkler: A boy.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
Jist look at her, the glaikit tinkler that she is.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
You ought to think shame of such conduct, singing your good-for-nothing street-songs like a tinkler.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
We were cool and tidy by the time that the little "Tom Tinkler" bell began to "hurry up.
"We and the World, Part I" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Bless me, Tinkler, they'd do almost as much as you have done.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume

In poetry:

An, nicht by nicht, we will a' convene
An we'll be a cantie three;
We'll lauch an crack i' the loanin green,
The kindest billies that ever was seen,
The tinkler-man wi his twinklin een
An the lad i' the muin an me!
"The Lad I' The Muin" by Violet Jacob

In news:

Coal baron Tinkler's holding company pays creditors at 11th hour.
Tinkler 's Mulsanne Resources Ordered Into Liquidation.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Loyola University at New Orleans has named Lisa Tinkler as golf coach for both the men's and women's programs.
Director of Athletics and Wellness Dr Michael Giorlando said Wednesday that Tinkler comes to Loyola from NCAA Division II Drury University, in Springfield, Mo.
Tinkler Group Bids for Whitehaven Coal After Share Slide.
Newcastle Jets Will Stay in A-League After Tinkler , Lowy Talks.
Tinkler Sees Quick Return on Investment.
Well it hasn't taken big spending former coal miner Nathan Tinkler long to get among the spoils.
Australian tax office to pursue coal baron Tinkler.
File photo of Nathan Tinkler in October 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.
Billionaire Nathan Tinkler's rags-to-riches story in peril as his debt woes increase.
With a cry of "cheap as old boots" from the auctioneer, the hammer came down at A$5,000 ($5,200) on the first broodmare to open a three-day auction of 350 horses from the stables of faltering mining magnate Nathan Tinkler.
Aston was then bought by Whitehaven as part of a $3 billion deal that catapulted Tinkler into the ranks of wealthy Australian mining magnates .
The Humboldt County Coroner has ruled the death of Michael Steven McNulty, 32, a suicide, according to park spokeswoman Candace Tinkler.