Clinker brick

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Description

A very, hard, dark, vitrified brick that makes a clinking sound when struck. Clinker brick have distorted shapes due to shrinkage and melting. They were typically used for paving.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dutch clinker; Dutch brick; glazed brick; burned brick; cinder block

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 176
  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998