Definitions for: Clink


[n] a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
[n] a short light metallic sound
[v] make or emit a high tinkling sound
[v] make a high sound, as of champagne glasses during a toast



Webster (1913) Definition: Clink (kl[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clinked
(kl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clinking.] [OE. clinken;
akin to G. klingen, D. klinken, SW. klinga, Dan. klinge;
prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Clank, Clench, Click, v.
i.]
To cause to give out a slight, sharp, tinkling, sound, as by
striking metallic or other sonorous bodies together.

And let me the canakin clink. --Shak.


Clink (kl[i^][ng]k), v. i.
1. To give out a slight, sharp, tinkling sound. ``The
clinking latch.'' --Tennyson.

2. To rhyme. [Humorous]. --Cowper.


Clink, n.
A slight, sharp, tinkling sound, made by the collision of
sonorous bodies. ``Clink and fall of swords.'' --Shak.


Clink, n.
A prison cell; a lockup; -- probably orig. the name of the
noted prison in Southwark, England. [Colloq.] ``I'm here in
the clink.'' --Kipling.

Synonyms: chink, chink, click, gaol, jail, jailhouse, slammer, tink, tinkle

See Also: bastille, clink, correctional institution, go, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, pokey, sound, sound, workhouse

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