a target used in archery
special advantage or influence
"the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
clout nail, clout(noun)
a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)
(boxing) a blow with the fist
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
strike hard, especially with the fist
"He clouted his attacker"
Influence or effectiveness, especially political.
A blow with the hand.
A home run.
The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
A swaddling cloth.
A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
A piece; a fragment.
To hit, especially with the fist.
a cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag
a swadding cloth
a piece; a fragment
the center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head
an iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer
a blow with the hand
to cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout
to join or patch clumsily
to quard with an iron plate, as an axletree
to give a blow to; to strike
to stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole
Origin: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]
Clout were originally a five-piece, South African million-selling all-girl rock group formed in 1977, best known for their song, "Substitute".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klowt, n. a piece of cloth used for mending: a rag: a piece of cloth used by archers to shoot at, then the shot itself: a blow: a cuff.—v.t. to mend with a patch: to cover with a cloth: to cuff.—p.adj. Clout′ed (Shak.), heavy and patched, as shoes having nails in the soles: covered with a clout.—adj. Clout′erly, clownish.—ns. Clout′-nail, a large-headed nail used for the soles of boots; Clout′-shoe, a shoe having the sole protected by clout-nails. [A.S. clút; cf. Ice. klútr, a kerchief; Dan. klud, rag.]
The numerical value of clout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of clout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Conservatives in House could show clout by blocking this ill-advised 'fix' of Obamacare.
You're better off in free trade agreements if you've got more clout, and the EU brings more clout to the table.
It's tough watching a good idea lose because its backers are less eloquent or have less clout than its opponents.
This bloodbath proves wrong those who laughed or ignored the fears of so many people about a looming danger of Islamism, this gives new clout to PEGIDA demands.
The chances (for the U.S.) are good, it's a good time to be bidding, the economy seems to be doing pretty well. It's a chance for a city to really shine, a chance for the United States to show its might and its economic clout. It certainly feels like it's the U.S.'s turn.
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Translations for clout
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- парцал, парче, парче плат, удрям, плесницаBulgarian
- Gewicht, Kopfnuss, EinflussGerman
- prikka, pilkku, kapalo, tälli, kunnari, lyödä, rätti, hitunen, vaikutusvalta, painoarvo, tilkku, paikka, pilkka, riepuFinnish
- stuk, doek, rondel, brok, invloed, slag, doelwit, slaan, oorvijgen, luier, lap, fragment, ring, klap, oorvijg, wikkel, vodDutch
- znaczenie politycznePolish
- вес, удар, затрещина, влияниеRussian
- pelenë, arnëAlbanian
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