(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, projection

2. a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured

Definition categories: man–made, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

3. a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached

Definition categories: man–made, strip


1. provide with cleats

- cleat running shoes for better traction

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

2. secure on a cleat

- cleat a line

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure