Pronunciation: (kling'kur-bilt"),[key] —adj. 1. faced or surfaced with boards, plates, etc., each course of which overlaps the one below, lapstrake.
2. Also,clincher-built.Shipbuilding.noting a hull whose shell is formed of planking (clink'er plank"ing) or plating (clink'er plat"ing) in which each strake overlaps the next one below and is overlapped by the next one above. Cf. carvel-built.