clincher-built love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made of pieces, as boards or plates of metal, which overlap one another: as, clincher-built boats.

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

  • adjective See clinker-built.

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  • adjective Alternative form of clinker-built.

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

  • adjective having overlapping hull planks


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  • Such light, clincher-built, high-nosed, flat-bottomed boats are in use wherever the fur-traders are or have been.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862 Various

  • I made another stroke, and felt my hand pass down the side of an object that I knew at once was a clincher-built boat.

    Ned Myers or, a Life Before the Mast James Fenimore Cooper 1820

  • Two canoes found on the shore of North Island were formed of slips of bark, like planks, sewed together, the edge of one slip overlaying another, as in our clincher-built boats; their breadth was about two feet, but they were too much broken for the length to be known.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis — Volume 2 Matthew Flinders 1794


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