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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klin-cher]
    • /ˈklɪn tʃər/
    • /ˈklɪn.tʃər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klin-cher]
    • /ˈklɪn tʃər/

Definitions of clincher word

  • countable noun clincher A clincher is a fact or argument that finally proves something, settles a dispute, or helps someone achieve a victory. 3
  • noun clincher something decisive, such as a fact, score, etc 3
  • noun clincher a person or thing that clinches 3
  • noun clincher a person or thing that clinches; specif., a conclusive or decisive point, argument, act, etc. 3
  • noun clincher a person or thing that clinches. 1
  • noun clincher a statement, argument, fact, situation, or the like, that is decisive or conclusive: The heat was the clincher that made us decide to leave the city. 1

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Origin of clincher

First appearance:

before 1485
One of the 25% oldest English words
1485-95; variant of Middle English clencher (clench + -er1)

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Parts of speech for Clincher


clincher popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clincher

noun clincher

  • culmination — Something, especially something important, that is the culmination of an activity, process, or series of events happens at the end of it.
  • closer — someone or something that closes
  • finisher — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
  • deathblow — a thing or event that destroys life or hope, esp suddenly
  • capper — a person or device that caps something or makes caps

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