Definition of clincher in English:


Line breaks: clinch¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈklɪn(t)ʃə


A fact, argument, or event that settles a matter conclusively: Sixsmith scored the clincher after 81 minutes
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  • This book - another in the long line of fabulous limited edition books from Genesis Publications - is the clincher in that very argument.
  • Anderson secured the clincher in 73 minutes, his accurate header from Aitken's cross bringing a happy end to a day of mixed emotions.
  • It was a gamble that paid off in the most golden of coinage when Fletcher netted the play-off clincher four minutes later.

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