Definition of CLEAT

  1. (verb)provide with cleats
  2. (verb)secure on a cleat
  3. (noun)a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
  4. (noun)a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
  5. (noun)a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached