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Cleat  v. t.  To strengthen with a cleat.

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"Cleat" Quotes from Famous Books

... end of the key rope a big loop had been formed, this after the tent was up, was slipped over a cleat to prevent a possibility of the rope slipping its fastenings and ...
— The Circus Boys Across The Continent • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... Billy put one of them in his frame, which contained a sheet of plain glass, and slipped one of his sensitized sheets under it, closing the frame with a cleat ...
— The Hilltop Boys on the River • Cyril Burleigh

... round the waist, lifted him right up over the gunwale of the Betty, where Tommy received him rather like a man accepting a sack of coals. Then, catching hold of the tow rope, I jumped up myself, and made the dinghy fast to a convenient cleat. ...
— A Rogue by Compulsion • Victor Bridges

... with an unusually heavy line and hook, felt a hard tug on his apparatus, so powerful a tweak, in fact, that it almost pulled him overboard. He tried to haul in, but the resistance on the other end of his line was so great that he was compelled to twist it about a cleat in order to avoid either letting go or being ...
— The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol • Howard Payson

... had not been aware. Of course, it was too dark to see, and it was only when Nostromo put his hand upon its painter fastened to a cleat in the stern that he experienced a full measure of relief. The prospect of finding himself in the water and swimming, overwhelmed by ignorance and darkness, probably in a circle, till he sank from exhaustion, was revolting. The barren and cruel futility of such an end ...
— Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard • Joseph Conrad

... morning early, leaving his breakfast dishes unwashed, he carefully shoveled this dirt into his sluices, and watched the water carry mud and sand away. Once in a while he would shut off the water to examine the rich amalgam at each cleat across the trough, removing that which was saturated with gold and replacing it with fresh mercury. This clean-up was going to be especially good, and he was glad ...
— Forty-one Thieves - A Tale of California • Angelo Hall

Words linked to "Cleat" :   projection, supply, render, provide, fix, calkin, fastener, furnish

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