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noun as in spike

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Times in the 100-meters just haven’t reached the same echelon since the greatest sprinter of all time hung up his cleats.

No, it wasn’t the rain, the slick outfield grass or the dirt that stuck in their cleats and asked for a good banging against concrete.

Most road pedals use a cleat with a three-bolt attachment system.

Shoes at the $100 and $150 level are typically compatible with that cleat pattern, while higher-price shoes are not.

Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to senior members of a team, and when one of those individuals decides to hang up his or her cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership.

The center cleat prevents the boards from buckling while the sides are tightly held by these simple flat fasteners.

Where the strain is not too great the holders may be used without a cleat, making an effective flat fastening.

When the squalls came he slackened up or drew in around the cleat as became necessary.

The young man, clinging to a cleat and watching the struggles of their craft, waved a mittened hand to signify that he agreed.

Then I made fast the end of the line round the main-sheet cleat, for that told me that the man had caught on.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cleat, such as: batten, bit, block, bollard, chock, and metal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.