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Definition of clinker noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] a wrong musical note The singer hit a clinker.
  2. 2[countable] (informal) something that is of very poor quality or a failure The band has recorded some great albums, but this one is a real clinker.
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] the hard rough substance left after coal has burned at a high temperature; a piece of this substance
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clinker