noun[mass noun] British
Soft limestone capable of being easily worked: they used clunch for most domestic building [as modifier]: sections of clunch wall in the stable
More example sentences
- The original walls were clunch and were pilfered by a bastard son of Henry the Eighth to build Berkhamsted Place.
- As it's a large square Norman keep and it's still in good condition, clunch can be a very hard stone and weather well.
- There are useful resources within the parish: flints for tool making and building, a band of hard chalk called clunch also for building, and areas of woodland and gravel.
early 19th century: perhaps from dialect clunch 'lumpy, thickset'.