American English

Definition of chink noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a narrow opening in something, especially one that lets light through a chink in the curtains
  2. 2chink of light a small area of light shining through a narrow opening
  3. 3[usually singular] the light ringing sound that is made when glass objects or coins touch the chink of glasses
  4. Idioms
    a chink in somebody's armor
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    a weak point in someone's argument, character, etc., that can be used in an attack
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chink