Definitions for clangerˈklæŋ ər
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a person or thing that clangs.
Brit. Slang. a blunder; faux pas.
Origin of clanger:
a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
"he dropped a clanger"
A very noticeable mistake; an attention-getting faux pas.
He dropped a real clanger when he criticized the paraplegic for not standing.
A mistake made by a player; counted in the game statistics in the category "errors including frees against".
Something that clangs; an alarm bell (also figuratively).
The clapper of a bell, anything that strikes a bell or other metal object to make a ringing sound.
An early hi-hat consisting of cymbals mounted on the rim of a bass drum and struck with an arm on the drum's pedal.
A clanger in Australian rules football is a term coined by Champion Data founder Ted Hopkins which refers to a turnover or a mistake made by a player. Its vague description in statistical tables is "errors including frees against". Examples of clangers include, ⁕Any disposal or deliberate knock-on that goes directly to an opposition player. ⁕Any free kick conceded ⁕Dropped marks or fumbles under no pressure ⁕50-metre penalties conceded ⁕A Ball-Up Kick In
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