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Meaning of CLEAT

Pronunciation:  kleet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached
  2. [n]  a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
  3. [n]  a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
  4. [v]  secure on a cleat; "cleat a line"
  5. [v]  provide with cleats, as of running shoes

CLEAT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: calk, calkin, cleats, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, furnish, holdfast, projection, provide, render, secure, strip, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cleat\ (kl[=e]t), n. [OE. clete wedge; cf. D. kloot ball,
    Ger. kloss, klotz, lump. clod, MHG. kl[=o]z lump, ball,
    wedge, OHG. chl[=o]z ball, round mass.]
    1. (Carp.) A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely
       to something in order to give strength, prevent warping,
       hold position, etc.
    2. (Naut.) A device made of wood or metal, having two arms,
       around which turns may be taken with a line or rope so as
       to hold securely and yet be readily released. It is bolted
       by the middle to a deck or mast, etc., or it may be lashed
       to a rope.
  2. \Cleat\, v. t.
    To strengthen with a cleat.