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clinker-built

[kling-ker-bilt] /ˈklɪŋ kərˌbɪlt/
adjective
1.
faced or surfaced with boards, plates, etc., each course of which overlaps the one below, lapstrake.
2.
Also, clincher-built. Shipbuilding. noting a hull whose shell is formed of planking (clinker planking) or plating (clinker plating) in which each strake overlaps the next one below and is overlapped by the next one above.
Compare carvel-built.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; clinker (variant of clincher) + built
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clinker-built

adjective
1.
(of a boat or ship) having a hull constructed with each plank overlapping that below Also called lapstrake Compare carvel-built
Word Origin
C18 clinker a nailing together, probably from clinch
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