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clenching, clench nailing

The hammering over of the point of a nail against a wood face to secure its adhesion under rough usage.
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Harry Coppell was the only other A race winner, clinching maximum points in the men's pole vault with a clearance of 5.
In Nowshera, the re-polling was held on 88 union councils where PTI outclassed ANP by clinching maximum seats of District and Tehsil Councils and is in a position to form District Government.
During fastener installation, controlled clinching action permanently captivates the retractable screw-and-spring combination in the metal sheet and allows the screw to spin freely for quick attachment of mating hardware.
1 ranking after clinching a comeback victory over Francesca Schiavone at the WTA Championships.