clout

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An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer

Clouts were thin and flat pieces of iron, used it appears to strengthen the box of the wheel; perhaps also for nailing on such other parts of the cart as were particularly exposed to wear.

To hit, especially with the fist
A piece; a fragment
The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head
A swaddling cloth
Influence or effectiveness, especially political
A blow with the hand

'Such a clout on the ear as you gave me… But I soon taught you.'.

A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag
{v} to cover with a clout or cloth, to insert nails, strike
{n} a piece of cloth for cleanliness, a plate of iron on an axletree, a slender nail, a blow
To join or patch clumsily
a target used in archery
strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his attacker"
a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole
a target used in archery strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his attacker
To give a blow to; to strike
To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout
{i} rag, piece of cloth; blow (Slang); shoplifter (Slang)
(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
If you clout someone, you hit them. Rachel clouted him The officer clouted her on the head. Clout is also a noun. I was half tempted to give one of them a clout myself
{f} strike (especially with the hand)
special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
A person or institution that has clout has influence and power. Mr Sutherland may have the clout needed to push the two trading giants into a deal = influence. to hit someone or something hard
To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree
A swadding cloth
clout list
A usually secret list containing the names of people who are to be given special access, benefits, or influence in a political or social situation, especially as a result of having personal, professional, or financial relationships with those in authority

The University of Illinois announced Monday that it will temporarily suspend the use of a clout list in the admissions process—a practice school officials first downplayed after it was described in a Tribune investigation.

clout-nail
: A wrought-iron nail heaving a large flat head; -- used for fastening clouts to axletrees, plowshares, etc., also for studding timber, and for various purposes
clout nail
a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
clout nail
flat headed short nail (usage is made for securing sheet metal to wood)
clouting
A light plain cloth used for covering butter and farmer's baskets, and for dish and pudding cloths. The same term is often given to light cloths of the nursery diaper pattern
clouting
Present participle of clout
ne'er cast a clout til May be out
Advice not to change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May
clouted
{a} studded with nails, covered with a clout, struck
clouted
past of clout
clouting
A light plain cloth used for covering butter and farmers baskets, and for dish and pudding cloths. The same term is often given to light cloths of the nursery diaper pattern
clouts
plural of clout
having clout
be influential
political clout
influence in the political arena
clout

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    /ˈklout/ /ˈklaʊt/

    Etimoloji

    [ 'klaut ] (noun.) before 12th century. Old English clūt, from Proto-Germanic *klūtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *glūdos. Cognate with Old Norse klútr (“kerchief”) in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 (Swedish klut, Danish klud), Middle High German klōz (“lump”) (German Kloß), dialect Russian глуда (gluda) in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary. See also cleat.