“We were raised with this mystique about the accident being the chink in this important legacy,” she says.
They ran headlines—not once, but twice—referring to NBA stud Jeremy Lin as a “chink.”
Some of the more unsavory boys from the neighborhood called him “chink.”
They ride silently like shadows, with no clatter of stirrup or chink of bit.
Grant it but a chink or keyhole, and it shot in like a white-hot arrow.
I found a chink in the wall and beheld the face of the Englishman peering from the small end window.
A slice of light through the chink stood across the passage.
Rising silently, Wade stepped up to the wall and peeped through a chink between the logs.
I went up to the window and looked in through a chink in the shutter.
I could see a light through the chink of the door in the landing below, and heard a stealthy footstep.
"a split, crack," 1530s, with parasitic -k + Middle English chine (and replacing this word) "fissure, narrow valley," from Old English cinu, cine "fissure," related to cinan "to crack, split, gape," common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German kinan, Gothic uskeinan, German keimen "to germinate;" Middle Dutch kene, Old Saxon kin, German Keim "germ;" ), from PIE root *geie- "to sprout, split open." The connection being in the notion of bursting open.
"sharp sound" (especially of coin), 1580s, probably imitative. As a verb from 1580s. Related: Chinked; chinking.
: Chink food/ a chink chick
A Chinese person (1900+)