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English noun: cleat

1. cleat (artifact) a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping

Broader (hypernym)projection

Narrower (hyponym)calk, calkin

Part meronymcleats

2. cleat (artifact) a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured

Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

3. cleat (artifact) a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached

Broader (hypernym)strip

English verb: cleat

1. cleat (possession) provide with cleats

SamplesCleat running shoes for better traction.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

2. cleat (contact) secure on a cleat

SamplesCleat a line.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

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