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noun [countable] chink pronunciation in American English /tʃɪŋk/
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  1. 1
    a very small space in a wall or between two things, especially when this lets light through
    A light shone through a chink in the curtains.
    1. a.
      a small amount of light that shines through a small space
      chink of: A chink of moonlight lit his bedroom.
  2. 2
    [usually singular] the sound that is made when two glass or metal objects hit each other
    Ella could hear the chink of glasses amid the chatter and laughter.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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