Synonyms of cleat


1. cleat, projection

usage: a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping

2. cleat, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

usage: a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured

3. cleat, strip

usage: a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached


1. cleat, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide with cleats; "cleat running shoes for better traction"

2. cleat, fasten, fix, secure

usage: secure on a cleat; "cleat a line"

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Definition and meaning of cleat (Dictionary)