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plink

[plingk] /plɪŋk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to shoot, as with a rifle, at targets selected at whim:
to plink at coins tossed in the air.
2.
to make a series of short, light, ringing sounds.
verb (used with object)
3.
to shoot at for practice or amusement, as with a rifle:
to plink bottles set along a fence railing.
4.
to cause to make a series of short, light, ringing sounds.
noun
5.
a plinking sound.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; imitative
Related forms
plinker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plinks

plink

/plɪŋk/
noun
1.
a short sharp often metallic sound as of a string on a musical instrument being plucked or a bullet striking metal
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make such a noise
3.
to hit (a target, such as a tin can) by shooting or to shoot at such a target
Derived Forms
plinking, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for plinks

plink

v.

1941, imitative. As a noun from 1954. Related: Plinked; plinking.

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Slang definitions & phrases for plinks

plink

verb
  1. To shoot: I could walk up to him, plink his eyes out (1966+)
  2. To make a series of short, light, ringing sounds

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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