|Origin:||klincard type of brick (1600-1700), from Dutch klinkaard|
1 [uncountable and countable]TPG
the hard material like rocks, which is left after coal has been burnt
2 [countable] American EnglishAPM
a bad note in a musical performance:
The singer hit a real clinker.
3 [countable] American English informal
something or someone that is a total failure:
Most of the songs are good, but there are a few clinkers.