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Encyclopedia > Clinker

Clinker has several meanings:

  • In boat building, clinker is a method of constructing wooden boats by fixing planks to a frame so that the planks overlap each other gaining support from the frame and from adjacent planks.

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Clinker (boat building) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1790 words)
Clinker is a boat building technique used for constructing hulls of boats and ships by fixing wooden planks and in the early nineteenth century, iron plates to each other so that the planks overlap along their edges.
The Clinker form of construction is linked in people's minds, with the Vikings who used this method to build their famous longships from riven timber (split wood) planks.
Clinker is the British term, it is known as lapstrake in North America.
Clinker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (216 words)
In combustion, clinker is the name of the rocky glassy material that remains after burning coal.
In metallurgy, clinker is the term for the material remaining after the process of smelting a metal ore.
Clinker is used in the manufacture of Portland cement.
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