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cleat


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleat  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleat  \Cleat\,  v.  t. 
  To  strengthen  with  a  cleat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cleat 
  n  1:  a  metal  or  leather  projection  (as  from  the  sole  of  a  shoe); 
  prevents  slipping 
  2:  a  fastening  (usually  with  two  projecting  horns)  around  which 
  a  rope  can  be  secured 
  3:  angle  iron  used  as  a  bracket 
  v  1:  provide  with  cleats,  as  of  running  shoes 
  2:  secure  on  a  cleat;  "cleat  a  line" 




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