clinker-built

clinker-built

[kling-ker-bilt]
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:
1760–70; clinker (variant of clincher) + built

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clinker-built or clincher-built
 
adj
Compare carvel-built Also called: lapstrake (of a boat or ship) having a hull constructed with each plank overlapping that below
 
[C18 clinker a nailing together, probably from clinch]
 
clincher-built or clincher-built
 
adj
 
[C18 clinker a nailing together, probably from clinch]

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