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noun [countable] cleat pronunciation in American English /klit/
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singularcleat
pluralcleats
  1. 1
    a piece of metal or hard plastic attached to the bottom of a shoe in order to prevent it from slipping on the ground
    1. a.

      cleats

      [plural] American a pair of shoes with these pieces
  2. 2
    a metal object that you tie a rope around in order to fasten something in place, especially on a ship

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