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cleat / klēt/ • n. a T-shaped piece of metal or wood, esp. on a boat or ship, to which ropes are attached. ∎  one of a number of projecting pieces of metal, rubber, or other material on the sole of a shoe, designed to prevent the wearer from losing their footing. ∎  (cleats) athletic shoes with a cleated sole, typically used when playing football. ∎  a projection on a spar or other part of a ship, to prevent slipping. ∎  a small wedge, esp. one on a plow or scythe. DERIVATIVES: cleat·ed adj.

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cleat System of joints in most coal seams, along which the coal parts. There are usually two systems at right angles, one better developed and with a more shiny surface than the other. The orientation and intensity of cleats may influence the direction of mine workings.

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cleat wedge XV; (naut.) block round which a rope is secured XVIII. Formally repr. OE. *clēat = MLG. *klōt (Du. kloot ball). OHG. klōz clod, lump, etc. (G. kloss dumpling) :- WGmc. *klauta (cf. CLOT); but the naut. sense in Eng. is unexpl.

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cleat. Small timber block fixed to principals to help to secure them to purlins, or fixed to posts to form a bearing when timbers are not housed into them.

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