clinked

clink

1 [klingk]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or cause to make a light, sharp, ringing sound: The coins clinked together. He clinked the fork against a glass.
noun
2.
a clinking sound.
3.
Metallurgy. a small crack in a steel ingot resulting from uneven expanding or contracting.
4.
a pointed steel bar for breaking up road surfaces.
5.
Archaic. a rhyme; jingle.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English clinken, perhaps < Middle Dutch clinken to sound, ring, resound

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clink1 (klɪŋk)
 
vb
1.  to make or cause to make a light and sharply ringing sound
 
n
2.  a light and sharply ringing sound
3.  (Brit) a pointed steel tool used for breaking up the surface of a road before it is repaired
 
[C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken; related to Old Low German chlanch, German Klang sound]

clink2 (klɪŋk)
 
n
a slang word for prison
 
[C16: after Clink, name of a prison in Southwark, London]

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clink
late 14c., echoic.

clink
"prison," 1770s, originally (1515) that on Clink Street in Southwark; probably influenced by clinch, clench.
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