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Cleat  n.  
(Carp.) A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
(Naut.) A device made of wood or metal, having two arms, around which turns may be taken with a line or rope so as to hold securely and yet be readily released. It is bolted by the middle to a deck or mast, etc., or it may be lashed to a rope.

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"Cleat" Quotes from Famous Books

... was braced against the tiller, standing in a slanting position, his feet planted firmly in the cockpit, while he payed out the rope, one end of which was about Frank's waist, and the other made fast to a deck cleat. ...
— Frank and Andy Afloat - The Cave on the Island • Vance Barnum

... Dot half way over the railing, her small sandals hooked around a cleat in an endeavor to keep her balance. Just as Meg opened her mouth to call her, ...
— Four Little Blossoms on Apple Tree Island • Mabel C. Hawley

... in conjunction with a running noose, as shown in Fig. 56, while a few turns under and over and around a cleat, or about two spiles, is a method easily understood and universally used by sailors (Fig. 57). The sailor's knot par excellence, however, is the "Bow-line" (Fig. 58), and wherever we find sailors, or seamen, we will ...
— Knots, Splices and Rope Work • A. Hyatt Verrill

... trotted to his position he looked curiously at the first finger of his left hand. It bore the imprint of a shoe-cleat, and pained dully. He tried to stretch it, but could not. Then he shook his hand. The finger ...
— The Half-Back • Ralph Henry Barbour

Words linked to "Cleat" :   secure, supply, provide, fastener, calk, render, strip, fastening, holdfast

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