Definition of clint in English:

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Pronunciation: /klɪnt/


A block forming part of a natural limestone pavement, separated from others by fissures (grikes).
Example sentences
  • The solution of vertical joint sets into grikes characteristically fragments the pavement surface into blocks known as clints.
  • A couple of digging trips resulted in the opening of Small Mammal Pot in a patch of clints a few metres south-east of the main shakehole.
  • The top of SMH is marked as being five metres below the surface, and the entrance in Stile Pot is 4m below the clints, and descends a further 4m.


Middle English: of Scandinavian origin; related to Danish klint 'cliff' and Swedish klint 'summit, cliff'.

Words that rhyme with clint

asquint, bint, dint, flint, glint, hint, imprint, lint, mint, misprint, print, quint, skint, splint, sprint, squint, stint, tint

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