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Noun: cleat  kleet
  1. A metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
     
  2. A fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
     
  3. A strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached
Verb: cleat  kleet
  1. Provide with cleats
    "cleat running shoes for better traction"
     
  2. Secure on a cleat
    "cleat a line"

Derived forms: cleating, cleated, cleats

Type of: fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, furnish, holdfast, projection, provide, render, secure, strip, supply

Part of: cleats

Encyclopedia: Cleat