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Clinker has several meanings:

  • In boat building, clinker is a method of constructing wooden boats. In some parts of the world it is known as lapstrake. The shell is assembled without a frame so that the planks overlap each other gaining support from each other. They are then tied together with steamed lengths of wood, typically oak or elm, called timbers, which resemble ribs. These are bent transversely into the already built shell and riveted to the lands of the strakes. Early iron vessels too, were clinker-built.
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