Cleat

Definition of Cleat

Pronunciation: klēt
n.1.
1.(Carp.) A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
2.(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.
v. t.1.To strengthen with a cleat.

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