Cleat

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Etymology

From Middle English clete, from Old English clēat, from Proto-Germanic *klautaz (firm lump), from Proto-Indo-European *glei- (to glue, stick together, form into a ball). Cognate with Dutch kloot and German Kloß. See also clay and clout.

Pronunciation

Noun

Cleat (plural Cleats)
  1. A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
  2. A continuous metal strip, or angled piece, used to secure metal components.
  3. (nautical) A device to quickly affix a line or rope, and from which it is also easy to release.
  4. A protrusion on the bottom of a shoe meant for better traction. (See cleats.)

Translations

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Verb

Cleat (third-person singular simple present Cleats, present participle Cleating, simple past and past participle Cleated)

  1. To strengthen with a cleat.
  2. (nautical) To tie off, affix, stopper a line or rope, especially to a cleat


Anagrams

et:cleat fr:cleat io:cleat lt:cleat ta:cleat te:cleat vi:cleat zh:cleat

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