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Definition of cleat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a piece of rubber on the bottom of a shoe, etc. to stop it from slipping
  2. 2cleats [plural] shoes with cleats, often worn for playing sports compare spike
  3. 3[countable] a small wooden or metal bar fastened to something, on which ropes may be fastened by winding
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cleat