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clincher

Noun

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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English

Etymology

From clinch + -er.

Pronunciation

Noun

  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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