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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleet]
    • /klit/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleet]
    • /klit/

Definitions of cleating word

  • noun cleating a wedge-shaped block fastened to a surface to serve as a check or support: He nailed cleats into the sides of the bookcase to keep the supports from slipping. 1
  • noun cleating a strip of metal, wood, or the like, fastened across a surface, as a ramp or gangway, to provide sure footing or to maintain an object in place. 1
  • noun cleating a strip of wood, metal, etc., fastened across a surface, as of a plank or series of adjacent planks, for strength or support. 1
  • noun cleating a conical or rectangular projection, usually of hard rubber, or a metal strip with sharp projections, built into or attached to the sole of a shoe to provide greater traction. 1
  • noun cleating a shoe fitted with such projections. 1
  • noun cleating a metal plate fastened to the sole or heel of a shoe, to protect against wear. 1

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Origin of cleating

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English clete wedge, cognate with Old High German klōz lump, ball, Dutch kloot; akin to clot

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Parts of speech for Cleating


cleating popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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