- A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
- (nautical) A device made of wood or metal, having two arms, around which turns may be taken with a line or rope so as to hold securely and yet be readily released. It is bolted by the middle to a deck or mast, etc., or it may be lashed to a rope.
- A spike on the bottom of an athletic shoe meant to give the athlete better traction on a field.
- To strengthen with a cleat.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for cleat for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.