clinker

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the lumps of ash and hard residue from furnaces, used to make road surfaces or breeze blocks

Construction

Slang

  • noun a failure. A word used particularly with reference to a film or play. In this sense it has been adopted by some British writers; in the USA it may occasionally denote other types of failure or incompetence. The slang use is based on the word’s standard meaning of coal residue or cinder.
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