Pronunciation: (klangk),[key] —n. a sharp, hard, nonresonant sound, like that produced by two pieces of metal striking, one against the other: the clank of chains; the clank of an iron gate slamming shut.
—v.i. 1. to make such a sound.
2. to move with such sounds: The old jalopy clanked up the hill.
—v.t. 1. to cause to make a sharp sound, as metal in collision: He clanked the shovel against the pail. 2. to place, put, set, etc., with a clank: to clank the cell door shut.