Its strength and toughness render it valuable for naval purposes, to which it is largely applied; its freedom from any tendency to split adapts it for clinker-built boats.
These were clinker built cutters with a large spread of sail and a very long bowsprit.
clinker-built ship the planks were closely clenched together.
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