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CLINCHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clincher mean? 

CLINCHER (noun)
  The noun CLINCHER has 3 senses:

1. an argument that is conclusive
2. a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
3. a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets

  Familiarity information: CLINCHER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLINCHER (noun)


Sense 1clincher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An argument that is conclusive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

clincher; determiner; determining factor

Hypernyms ("clincher" is a kind of...):

argument; statement (a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true)


Sense 2clincher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

decisive factor; clincher

Hypernyms ("clincher" is a kind of...):

causal factor; determinant; determinative; determiner; determining factor (a determining or causal element or factor)


Sense 3clincher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("clincher" is a kind of...):

tool (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)


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