clunker

[kluhng-ker]
noun Informal.
1.
something worthless or inferior.
2.
Also, klunker. an old, worn-out vehicle or machine, especially a car.
3.
clunk ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism; clunk + -er1; cf. clinker3

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clunker (ˈklʌŋkə)
 
n
1.  chiefly (US) a dilapidated old car or other machine
2.  something that fails: the novel's last line is a clunker

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clunker
"anything inferior," 1940s, from clunk. Specific sense of "old car" was in use by 1951.
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Example sentences
Even if the old clunker is still chugging along, you can always drum up reasons
  why you need to buy a new one.
The offerings include one soporific clunker, one engaging thrill-ride, and one
  terrific biopic.
Or that a car dealer's profit motive is to deliver an old clunker instead of
  the new car you paid for.
They purchase new, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and then
  attach it to a clunker of a duct system.
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