from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that clinches, as.
  • noun A nail, screw, or bolt for clinching.
  • noun A tool for clinching nails, screws, or bolts.
  • noun Informal A point, fact, or remark that settles something conclusively; a decisive factor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See clencher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, clinches; that which holds fast.
  • noun That which ends a dispute or controversy; a decisive argument.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which clinches; that which makes something final or firm.
  • noun cycling A tyre with a bead around the edge to attach to the rim of the wheel when inflated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
  • noun a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets
  • noun an argument that is conclusive


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From to clinch + -er.


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