AskDefine | Define clincher

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1 an argument that is conclusive [syn: determiner, determining factor]
2 a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively [syn: decisive factor]
3 a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets

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From clinch + -er.



  1. That which clinches; that which makes something final or firm.
    The clincher was that we couldn't wait any longer to leave, or it would get dark.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

KO, conclusive argument, coup de grace, crusher, death stroke, deathblow, end-all, ender, final stroke, finisher, finishing stroke, floorer, kayo, kayo punch, knockdown argument, knockout, knockout blow, last dab, quietus, settler, sockdolager, stopper, trump
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