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CHINK, noun A small aperture lengthwise; a cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; a gap or crack; as the chinks of a wall.

CHINK, verb intransitive To crack; to open.

CHINK, verb transitive To open or part and form a fissure.

CHINK, verb transitive [See Jingle.] To cause to sound by shaking coins or small pieces of metal, or by bringing small sonorous bodies in collision; as, to chink a purse of money.

CHINK, verb intransitive To make a small sharp sound, as by the collision of little pieces of money, or other sonorous bodies.