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Noun: clink  klingk
  1. A short light metallic sound
    - chink, click
     
  2. [informal] 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)
    - jail, jailhouse, gaol [Brit], slammer [informal], poky [informal], pokey [informal], prison, calaboose [US, Austral, informal]
Verb: clink  klingk
  1. Make a high sound typical of glass
    "champagne glasses clinked to make a toast"
     
  2. Make or emit a high sound
    "clinking bells";
    - tinkle, tink, chink

Derived forms: clinks, clinking, clinked

Type of: correctional institution, go, sound

Encyclopedia: Clink, John