how to pronounce cleat

/kliːt/

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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

noun:

  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.).

verb:

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

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