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cleat

 (klēt)
n.
1. A strip of wood or iron used to strengthen or support the surface to which it is attached.
2.
a. A projecting piece of metal or hard rubber attached to the underside of a shoe to provide traction.
b. cleats A pair of shoes with such projections on the soles.
3.
a. A piece of metal or wood having projecting arms or ends on which a rope can be wound or secured.
b. Any of various other fittings by means of which a rope can be secured.
4. A wedge-shaped piece of material, such as wood, that is fastened onto something, such as a spar, to act as a support or prevent slippage.
5. A spurlike device used in gripping a tree or pole in climbing.
tr.v. cleat·ed, cleat·ing, cleats
To supply, support, secure, or strengthen with a cleat.

[Middle English clete, from Old English *clēat, lump, wedge.]

cleat

(kliːt)
n
1. (Tools) a wedge-shaped block, usually of wood, attached to a structure to act as a support
2. (Nautical Terms) a device consisting of two hornlike prongs projecting horizontally in opposite directions from a central base, used for securing lines on vessels, wharves, etc
3. (Building) a short length of angle iron used as a bracket
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a piece of metal, leather, etc, attached to the sole of a shoe to prevent wear or slipping
5. (Tools) a small triangular-shaped nail used in glazing
6. (Mining & Quarrying) any of the main cleavage planes in a coal seam
vb (tr)
7. to supply or support with a cleat or cleats
8. (Nautical Terms) to secure (a line) on a cleat
[C14: of Germanic origin, compare Old High German chlōz clod, lump, Dutch kloot ball]

cleat

(klit)

n.
1. a wedge-shaped block or strip of wood, metal, or the like, fastened to a surface to serve as a check or support.
2. a strip of metal, wood, or the like, fastened across a surface, as a ramp, to provide sure footing.
3. a conical or rectangular projection, usu. of hard rubber, attached to the sole of a shoe to provide greater traction.
4. a shoe fitted with such projections.
5. an object of wood or metal having one or two projecting horns to which ropes may be belayed.
v.t.
6. to supply or strengthen with cleats; fasten to or with a cleat.
[1350–1400; Middle English clete wedge, c. Dutch kloot ball, Old High German klōz clod, lump; akin to clot]

cleat


Past participle: cleated
Gerund: cleating

Imperative
cleat
cleat
Present
I cleat
you cleat
he/she/it cleats
we cleat
you cleat
they cleat
Preterite
I cleated
you cleated
he/she/it cleated
we cleated
you cleated
they cleated
Present Continuous
I am cleating
you are cleating
he/she/it is cleating
we are cleating
you are cleating
they are cleating
Present Perfect
I have cleated
you have cleated
he/she/it has cleated
we have cleated
you have cleated
they have cleated
Past Continuous
I was cleating
you were cleating
he/she/it was cleating
we were cleating
you were cleating
they were cleating
Past Perfect
I had cleated
you had cleated
he/she/it had cleated
we had cleated
you had cleated
they had cleated
Future
I will cleat
you will cleat
he/she/it will cleat
we will cleat
you will cleat
they will cleat
Future Perfect
I will have cleated
you will have cleated
he/she/it will have cleated
we will have cleated
you will have cleated
they will have cleated
Future Continuous
I will be cleating
you will be cleating
he/she/it will be cleating
we will be cleating
you will be cleating
they will be cleating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cleating
you have been cleating
he/she/it has been cleating
we have been cleating
you have been cleating
they have been cleating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cleating
you will have been cleating
he/she/it will have been cleating
we will have been cleating
you will have been cleating
they will have been cleating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cleating
you had been cleating
he/she/it had been cleating
we had been cleating
you had been cleating
they had been cleating
Conditional
I would cleat
you would cleat
he/she/it would cleat
we would cleat
you would cleat
they would cleat
Past Conditional
I would have cleated
you would have cleated
he/she/it would have cleated
we would have cleated
you would have cleated
they would have cleated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleat - a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe)cleat - a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
calk, calkin - a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
cleats - shoes with leather or metal projections on the soles; "the football players all wore cleats"
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
2.cleat - a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
3.cleat - a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Verb1.cleat - provide with cleats; "cleat running shoes for better traction"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.cleat - secure on a cleat; "cleat a line"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Translations

cleat

[kliːt] Nabrazadera f, listón m, fiador m

cleat

[ˈkliːt] n
(= hook) → taquet m

cleat

n (on shoes) → Stoßplatte f; (made of metal) → Absatzeisen nt; (on gangplank etc) → Querleiste f; (for rope) → Klampe f

cleat

[kliːt] n (Naut) → galloccia
References in classic literature ?
Somebody who had gone on the roof to clean out the gutters had left a cleat nailed to the side of the house about halfway between the window and the top of the back porch.
he could hear Skipper shouting loudly; also he heard the high note of the mainsheet screaming across the sheaves as Van Horn, bending braces in the dark, was swiftly slacking the sheet through his scorching palms with a single turn on the cleat.
The speck of a boat grew larger and larger, till we could see Big Alec and his partner, with a turn of the sturgeon line around a cleat, resting from their labor to laugh at us.
Harvey saw half a dozen knives stuck in a cleat in the hatch combing.
And if the second mate hap- pened to be there (he had generally one day in three free of fever) I would find him sitting on the skylight half senseless, as it were, and with an idiotic gaze fastened on some object near by--a rope, a cleat, a belaying pin, a ringbolt.
The worthy Obed tells us, that in the early times of the whale fishery, ere ships were regularly launched in pursuit of the game, the people of that island erected lofty spars along the sea-coast, to which the look-outs ascended by means of nailed cleats, something as fowls go upstairs in a hen-house.
To prevent the butts of the masts from slipping on the deck, I nailed down thick cleats.
This study discusses the cleat patterns in Thar coal and preliminary study shows that the cleats in the Thar are regular reticulate sub pattern and irregular reticulate sub patterns.
According to IEC 61914:2009, a cable cleat is a device designed to provide securing of cables when installed at intervals along the length of cables.
Screw and glue the mounting cleats (JJJ) to the ends of the header board.
For set up, the Cleat and bull bar, if used, is set up with the bar facing the direction of the bore path.
Chuck Gould, President of Quick Cleat LLC stated, “We're very excited to introduce our Quick-Cleat with a stainless steel construction.