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This plate is soldered to the shank of the screw-eye and the cleat is complete.

Now to get a cleat or something across that window so we can take the rope with us!

Harvey saw half a dozen knives stuck in a cleat in the hatch combing.

To let go altogether, instead of lowering with a turn on a cleat or bitt-head.

The posts and cleat are surfaced on four sides, while the other pieces are surfaced on only two sides.

Get a line out, and we'll fasten to this cleat at our stern.

See this cleat all around the inside, six inches from the top.

He locked both hands on the cleat and closed his eyes in concentration.

If your halliards are belayed to cleats, marl them to the cleat.

This and the cleat on the stern-piece form rests for the stern seat.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, clete "wedge," from Old English *cleat "a lump," from West Germanic *klaut "firm lump" (cf. Middle Low German klot, klute, Middle Dutch cloot, Dutch kloot, Old High German kloz, German kloß "clod, dumpling"). In Middle English, a wedge of wood bolted to a spar, etc., to keep it from slipping (late 14c.). Meaning "thin metal plate for shoes, etc." is c.1825.

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