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Noun: clout  klawt
  1. Special advantage or influence
    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of clout";
    - pull
  2. A target used in archery
  3. A short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
    - clout nail
  4. (boxing) a blow with the fist
    "I gave him a clout on his nose";
    - punch, poke, lick, biff [informal], slug, dong [Austral, NZ, informal]
Verb: clout  klawt
  1. Strike hard, especially with the fist
    "He clouted his attacker"

Derived forms: clouts, clouting, clouted

Type of: advantage, blow, mark, nail, strike, target, vantage

Encyclopedia: Clout