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cleat

cleat

 
 
pronunciation:
klit
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal or wooden object with two armlike projections, to which a rope or line may be secured, as in boating.
definition 2: a projection attached to the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping, esp. on sports shoes.
The football players wear shoes with cleats.
definition 3: a strip of wood or metal attached to a walking surface to prevent slipping.
definition 4: a strip of wood or metal secured across several boards or other surfaces to provide strength.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cleated, cleating, cleats
definition: to furnish or secure with cleats.