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 klinker, under Dutch.

 

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