clencher definition

  • noun:
    • a person who clenches, or whatever can be used for clenching, as a cramp or piece of iron bent down seriously to fasten something.
    • an instrument utilized for clenching or flexing on the point of a nail, to prevent its detachment.
    • A retort or response therefore definitive on shut a controversy; an unanswerable debate: as, the bishop's page is a clencher.

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