Definitions for cloutklaʊt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word clout
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a blow, esp. with the hand.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
a long hit in baseball.
the mark or target shot at in archery, esp. in long-distance shooting.
Dial. a piece of cloth.
(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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
power and authority
to have political clout
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
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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