Definitions for clangerˈklæŋ ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.