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1. cleat

noun. ['ˈkliːt'] a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping.

Synonyms

  • projection
  • calk
  • calkin

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin
  • untie
  • unstaple

Etymology

  • clete (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cleat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Cleat

  • uncomplete
  • noncompete
  • indiscreet
  • incomplete
  • vanvliet
  • vanfleet
  • obsolete
  • mistreat
  • marquerite
  • marguerite
  • excrete
  • discrete
  • discreet
  • concrete
  • complete
  • secrete
  • retreat
  • replete
  • downbeat
  • deplete
  • conceit
  • compete
  • bufete
  • bridgette
  • backseat
  • unseat
  • streett
  • street
  • shumeet
  • repeat

Sentences with cleat


1. Noun, singular or mass
Bolt the flag cleat through the pipe about a foot from where it sticks up out of the ground.

2. cleat

noun. ['ˈkliːt'] a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached.

Antonyms

  • take

Etymology

  • clete (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cleat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. cleat

noun. ['ˈkliːt'] a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured.

Synonyms

  • fastening
  • holdfast
  • fastener

Antonyms

  • block
  • recall
  • freeze
  • demand

Etymology

  • clete (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cleat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. cleat

verb. ['ˈkliːt'] secure on a cleat.

Synonyms

  • secure
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain

Etymology

  • clete (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cleat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. cleat

verb. ['ˈkliːt'] provide with cleats.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle
  • unbutton

Etymology

  • clete (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cleat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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