how to pronounce cleat


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the above transcription of cleat is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cleat is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of cleat in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… this line on this far cleat held it on a …”

meanings of cleat


  1. A continuous metal strip, or angled piece, used to secure metal components.
  2. A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
  3. A device to quickly affix a line or rope, and from which it is also easy to release.
  4. A protrusion on the bottom of a shoe meant for better traction. (See cleats.).


  1. To strengthen with a cleat.
  2. To tie off, affix, stopper a line or rope, especially to a cleat.

cleat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cleat occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cleat can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cleat can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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