Definitions for cloutklaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cloutklaʊt(n.)

  1. a blow, esp. with the hand.

  2. influence; pull.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. a long hit in baseball.

    Category: Sport

  4. the mark or target shot at in archery, esp. in long-distance shooting.

    Category: Sport

  5. Dial. a piece of cloth.

  6. (v.t.)to hit or cuff.

Origin of clout:

bef. 900; ME; OE clūt piece of cloth or metal, c. MD, MLG klūte, ON klūtr

clout′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clout(noun)

    a target used in archery

  2. pull, clout(noun)

    special advantage or influence

    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

  3. clout nail, clout(noun)

    a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood

  4. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  5. clout(verb)

    strike hard, especially with the fist

    "He clouted his attacker"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clout(noun)ʊt

    power and authority

    to have political clout

Wiktionary

  1. clout(Noun)

    Influence or effectiveness, especially political.

  2. clout(Noun)

    A blow with the hand.

  3. clout(Noun)

    A home run.

  4. clout(Noun)

    The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.

  5. clout(Noun)

    A swaddling cloth.

  6. clout(Noun)

    A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.

  7. clout(Noun)

    An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.

  8. clout(Noun)

    A piece; a fragment.

  9. clout(Verb)

    To hit, especially with the fist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clout(noun)

    a cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag

  2. Clout(noun)

    a swadding cloth

  3. Clout(noun)

    a piece; a fragment

  4. Clout(noun)

    the center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head

  5. Clout(noun)

    an iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer

  6. Clout(noun)

    a blow with the hand

  7. Clout(noun)

    to cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout

  8. Clout(noun)

    to join or patch clumsily

  9. Clout(noun)

    to quard with an iron plate, as an axletree

  10. Clout(noun)

    to give a blow to; to strike

  11. Clout(noun)

    to stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole

Freebase

  1. Clout

    Clout were originally a five-piece, South African million-selling all-girl rock group formed in 1977, best known for their song, "Substitute".

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