(Of a boat) having external planks which do not overlap. Compare with clinker-built.
- These are long narrow clinker or carvel-built vessels which in a heavy sea have a rather peculiar motion.
- Replacing a strake in a lapstrake boat is a little more difficult than it is with a carvel-built boat.
- Clencher-built vessels are much stronger, in proportion to their weight, than carvel-built ships.
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