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cleat

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noun \ˈklēt\

Definition of cleat

  1. 1a :  a wedge-shaped piece fastened to or projecting from something and serving as a support or checkb :  a wooden or metal fitting usually with two projecting horns around which a rope may be made fast

  2. 2a :  a strip fastened across something to give strength or hold in positionb (1) :  a projecting piece (as on the bottom of a shoe) that furnishes a grip (2) cleats plural :  shoes equipped with cleats

Examples of cleat in a Sentence

  1. a football player wearing cleats

Origin and Etymology of cleat

Middle English clete wedge, from Old English *clēat; akin to Middle High German klōz lump — more at clout


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cleat

verb

Definition of cleat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to secure to or by a cleat

  3. 2 :  to provide with a cleat

First Known Use of cleat

1794


CLEAT Defined for English Language Learners

cleat

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Definition of cleat for English Language Learners

  • : a metal or wooden object that is attached to something (such as a boat or dock) and around which a rope can be tied

  • : a piece of rubber, wood, or metal that is fastened to the bottom of a shoe or boot to prevent slipping

  • cleats : shoes that have cleats on them


CLEAT Defined for Kids

cleat

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noun \ˈklēt\

Definition of cleat for Students

  1. 1 :  a wooden or metal device used to fasten a line or a rope

  2. 2 :  a strip or projection fastened to the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping

  3. 3 cleats plural :  shoes equipped with cleats



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