chink definition

  • noun:
    • A narrow opening, such a crack or fissure.
    • a small, metallic sound, by coins rattling in a pocket.
    • A narrow orifice like a fissure or crack.
    • A chip or reduction (in something metallic).
    • A vulnerability or flaw in a protection system or perhaps in any otherwise solid system, idiomatically based on the phrase "chink in armor".
    • money or ready cash (1565-75)
    • a small noise since metal items pressing each other.
    • prepared cash, particularly in the form of coins.
    • Alternative type of Chink.
    • a tiny cleft, rent, or fissure, of better size than breadth; a gap or break.
    • a chinaman; a chinese individual; -- disparaging and offensive.
    • a brief, sharp sound, since steel struck with a slight amount of assault.
    • Money; cash.
    • A crack; a cleft, rent, or fissure of greater length than breadth; a gap: since, the chinks of a wall.
    • a quick, sharp, obvious metallic noise.
    • Coin: so-called from its metallic band.
    • The chaffinch, Fringilla C┼ôlebs.
    • The reed-bunting, Emberiza sch├Žniculus.
    • A fit, since coughing or laughing.
    • An obsolete form of chinch.
    • The variegated structure shown by oak along with other forests whenever slashed across the whole grain.
    • A sprain for the back.
    • A Chinaman.
    • a brief light metallic sound
    • (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese lineage
    • a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce narrow openings in.
    • To fill slim openings in.
    • to create or cause which will make hook, metallic noise.
    • To cause to open up in cracks or fissures.
    • To fill-up the chinks of.
    • To cause in order to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, tiny pieces of metal, etc., by bringing all of them into collision together.
  • verb:
    • To fill an opening for instance the room between logs in a log house or apartment with chinking; to caulk.
    • to create a slight seem like that of metal things coming in contact with.
    • make cracks or chinks in
    • fill the chinks of, just like caulking
    • make or emit a top sound
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To crack; to open.
    • To make a slight, sharp, metallic noise, as because of the collision of small items of money, or any other small sonorous systems.
  • others:
    • To split; split; gape.
    • To cause to open or part and form a fissure; make chinks in.
    • To fill-up chinks in: as, to chink a wall or a pavement.
    • To put into a chink or chinks: as, to chink in mortar.
    • In order to make an excellent sharp sound, as that created by the collision of tiny bits of material.
    • resulting in to emit a sharp, clear metallic sound, as by shaking coins together.

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