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Definitions of cleat

  1. provide with cleats, as of running shoes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. secure on a cleat; "cleat a line" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. provide with cleats; "cleat running shoes for better traction" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To strengthen with a cleat. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A piece of wood or iron on ships to keep the ropes from slipping; a strip of wood nailed across a board to give strength, hold in position, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To furnish with a cleat or cleats. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A cross strip, as of wood or iron. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A piece of wood or iron for fastening ropes upon; a narrow strip of wood, nailed on, in joinery; a thin metallic plate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A piece of wood fastened on the yard-arm of a ship to keep the ropes from slipping; a piece of wood to fasten anything to; a piece of iron worn on shoes to render them more durable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. kl[=e]t, n. a wedge: a piece of wood nailed across anything to keep it in its place or give it an additional strength: a piece of wood fastened on parts of a ship, and having holes or recesses for fastening ropes.--v.t. to strengthen with a cleat. [From a supposed A.S. cléat; cf. Dut. kloot; Dan. klode; Ger. kloss.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Wedge; projecting piece bolted on spar, gangway, &c., to give footing or prevent rope from slipping; piece of wood or iron bolted on for fastening ropes to. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [German] A piece of wood in joinery nailed on to strengthen or fasten; —a piece of wood with two projecting ends, round which ropes are belayed. Cabinet Dictionary

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