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clinker

noun uk   /ˈklɪŋ.kər/  us   /-kɚ/

clinker noun (POWDER)

[C or U] the ash (= powder) and rough hard pieces that remain after coal has been burned

clinker noun (MISTAKE)

[C] US old-fashioned slang a mistake, especially a wrong musical note
Translations of “clinker”
in Chinese (Traditional) 能源, 爐渣,煤渣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能源, 炉渣,煤渣…
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