- noun /ˈklæŋ.ə(ɹ)/a) a very visible mistake (with reverberating consequences); an attention-getting faux pas; a jarring error.
He dropped a real clanger when he criticized the paraplegic for not standing.b) A mistake made by a player, counted in the game statistics; the official description is "errors including frees against".
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clanger — n. A conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; as, he dropped a clanger. [British] [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Clanger — is a colloquial term for mistake . It may also refer to: Clangers, a television series by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin Traditional nickname for a person local to Bedfordshire, England Bedfordshire clanger, a traditional dumpling containing… … Wikipedia
clanger — ► NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ a mistake … English terms dictionary
clanger — [klaŋ′ər] n. [see CLANG] [Brit. Informal] a mistake or blunder … English World dictionary
clanger — UK [ˈklæŋə(r)] / US [ˈklæŋər] noun [countable] Word forms clanger : singular clanger plural clangers British informal an embarrassing mistake, especially while you are talking. To drop a clanger means to make an embarrassing mistake like this … English dictionary
clanger — n. (colloq.) (BE) ( blunder ) to drop a clanger * * * [ klæŋə] (colloq.) (BE) ( blunder ) to drop a clanger … Combinatory dictionary
clanger — clang|er [ˈklæŋə US ər] n [C usually singular] BrE informal a silly or embarrassing mistake ▪ I can t help noticing the occasional clanger in war films. ▪ He s being blamed for dropping a massive political clanger (=making a silly or embarrassing … Dictionary of contemporary English
clanger — [[t]klæ̱ŋə(r)[/t]] clangers N COUNT You can refer to something stupid or embarrassing that someone does or says as a clanger. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ● PHRASE: V and N inflect If you say that you have dropped a clanger, you mean that you have done or… … English dictionary
clanger — noun Date: 1948 British a conspicuous blunder often used in the phrase drop a clanger … New Collegiate Dictionary
clanger — /klang euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that clangs. 2. Brit. Slang. a. a blunder; faux pas. b. drop a clanger, to blunder. [1945 50; CLANG + ER] * * * … Universalium