i.] To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by striking metallic or other sonorous bodies
And let me the canakin clink.
(Clink) v. i.
1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. "The clinking latch." Tennyson.
2. To rhyme. [Humorous]. Cowper.
(Clink), n. A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of sonorous bodies. "Clink and fall
of swords." Shak.
(Clin"kant) a. See Clinquant.
(Clink"er) n. [From clink; cf. D. clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous sound,
from clinken to clink. Cf. Clinkstone.]
1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the kiln.
2. Scoria or vitrified incombustible matter, formed in a grate or furnace where anthracite coal in used; vitrified
or burnt matter ejected from a volcano; slag.
3. A scale of oxide of iron, formed in forging.
4. A kind of brick. See Dutch clinker, under Dutch.
(Clink"er-built) a. (Naut.) Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower
edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See Lapstreak.
(Clink"stone`) n. [Clink + stone; from its sonorousness.] (Min.) An igneous rock of feldspathic
composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See Phonolite.
(Cli`no*di*ag"o*nal) n. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + E. diagonal.] (Crystallog.) That diagonal
or lateral axis in a monoclinic crystal which makes an oblique angle with the vertical axis. See Crystallization.
a. Pertaining to, or the direction of, the clinodiagonal.
(Cli"no*dome`) n. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + E. dome.] (Crystallog.) See under Dome.
(Cli"no*graph"ic) a. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + -graph.] Pertaining to that mode of projection
in drawing in which the rays of light are supposed to fall obliquely on the plane of projection.
(Cli"noid) a. [Gr. kli`nh bed + -oid.] (Anat.) Like a bed; applied to several processes on the
inner side of the sphenoid bone.
(Cli*nom"e*ter) n. [Gr. kli`nein to incline + -meter.] (Geol.) An instrument for determining
the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level. Dana.
1. Pertaining to, or ascertained by, the clinometer.
2. Pertaining to the oblique crystalline forms, or to solids which have oblique angles between the axes; as,
the clinometric systems.
(Cli*nom"e*try) n. (geol.) That art or operation of measuring the inclination of strata.