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Line breaks: clint
Pronunciation: /klɪnt

Definition of clint in English:


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'.

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