Definitions for clangerˈklæŋ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clang•erˈklæŋ ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that clangs.

  2. Brit. Slang. a blunder; faux pas.

    Category: British

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clanger(noun)

    a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate

    "he dropped a clanger"


  1. clanger(Noun)

    A very noticeable mistake; an attention-getting faux pas.

    He dropped a real clanger when he criticized the paraplegic for not standing.

  2. clanger(Noun)

    A mistake made by a player; counted in the game statistics in the category "errors including frees against".

  3. clanger(Noun)

    Something that clangs; an alarm bell (also figuratively).

  4. clanger(Noun)

    The clapper of a bell, anything that strikes a bell or other metal object to make a ringing sound.

  5. clanger(Noun)

    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.


  1. Clanger

    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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