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Definitions for clout
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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"

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

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  2. Clout(noun)

    a swadding cloth

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  3. Clout(noun)

    a piece; a fragment

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  4. Clout(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  5. Clout(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  6. Clout(noun)

    a blow with the hand

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  7. Clout(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  8. Clout(noun)

    to join or patch clumsily

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  9. Clout(noun)

    to quard with an iron plate, as an axletree

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  10. Clout(noun)

    to give a blow to; to strike

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

  11. Clout(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout, n.]

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clout

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clout

    From the Teutonic kotzen, a blow. Also, a gore of blood.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of clout in a Sentence

  1. George Salmon:

    The worry is that international bruisers like Disney and Amazon aren't going to go down without a fight, and both have the financial clout to counterpunch pretty hard, the battle for viewers' eyeballs is only just getting started.

  2. Van Heerden:

    There will always be activists and that's how they make their money, they have no clout here in Namibia, because people understand hunting.

  3. Howard Eissenstat:

    The Fidan episode certainly suggests that Erdogan still has significant clout. He seems to have a tremendous amount of say in choosing candidates for seats and it's likely to be his party after the election.

  4. Michelle Krebs:

    It is important for United Auto Workers to nab one of the plants to rebuild membership as well as clout.

  5. Prince Ali:

    How can this Task Force address change in any meaningful way within such a short timeline ? There can be no quick fix to issues that are clearly structural, any Task Force that really will have the clout to bring about such vital reform should be a totally independent body, not from within the governance structure of FIFA.

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Translations for clout

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  • парцал, парче, парче плат, удрям, плесницаBulgarian
  • uhoditCzech
  • Gewicht, Kopfnuss, EinflussGerman
  • prikka, pilkku, kapalo, tälli, kunnari, lyödä, rätti, hitunen, vaikutusvalta, painoarvo, tilkku, paikka, pilkka, riepuFinnish
  • influenceFrench
  • 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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