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clinker


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clinker  \Clink"er\  (kl[i^][ng]k"[~e]r),  n.  [From  clink;  cf  D. 
  clinker  a  brick  which  is  so  hard  that  it  makes  a  sonorous 
  sound,  from  clinken  to  clink.  Cf  {Clinkstone}.] 
  1.  A  mass  composed  of  several  bricks  run  together  by  the 
  action  of  the  fire  in  the  kiln. 
 
  2.  Scoria  or  vitrified  incombustible  matter,  formed  in  a 
  grate  or  furnace  where  anthracite  coal  in  used  vitrified 
  or  burnt  matter  ejected  from  a  volcano;  slag. 
 
  3.  A  scale  of  oxide  of  iron,  formed  in  forging. 
 
  4.  A  kind  of  brick.  See  {Dutch  clinker},  under  {Dutch}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clinker 
  n  1:  a  fragment  of  incombustible  matter  left  after  a  wood  or  coal 
  or  charcoal  fire  [syn:  {cinder}] 
  2:  a  hard  brick  used  as  a  paving  stone  [syn:  {clinker  brick}] 
  v  1:  clear  out  the  cinders  and  clinker  from:  "we  clinkered  the 
  fire  frequently" 
  2:  turn  to  clinker  or  form  clinker  under  excessive  heat  in 
  burning 




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