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Definition of "clink" [clink]

  • To make or cause to make a light, sharp ringing sound: clinked their wineglasses together in a toast. (verb-transitive)
  • A light, sharp ringing sound, as of glass or metal. (noun)
  • Slang A prison or a prison cell; a jail: spent the night in the clink. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clink" in a sentence
  • "Or, So let the cannikin clink clink … let the cannikin clink!"
  • "The producer of an Islamic version of The Jerry Springer Opera would end up in clink - admittedly a better alternative to being dead, which no one can doubt he would be."
  • "It appears eighteen months, an entire family of burglars locked up three times, numerous drug supply convictions and more car thiefs in clink than I can shake a stick at are really not the sort of stats we are looking for."