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cleat

1. a wedge-shaped block, usually of wood, attached to a structure to act as a support
2. Nautical a device consisting of two hornlike prongs projecting horizontally in opposite directions from a central base, used for securing lines on vessels, wharves, etc.
3. a small triangular-shaped nail used in glazing

Cleat

A small piece of timber or metal fixed to one member and used to reinforce, and positively locate or support another member, a strip of wood or other material applied to the wall, for the purposes of supporting another member fastened to it.

cleat

[klēt]
(civil engineering)
A strip of wood, metal, or other material fastened across something to serve as a batten or to provide strength or support.
(design engineering)
A fitting having two horizontally projecting horns around which a rope may be made fast.
(geology)
Vertical breakage planes found in coal. Also spelled cleet.

cleat

A small block or strip of wood nailed on a member or on a surface; used to support a brace or to hold a member or object in place temporarily.
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Cleats for Bare Feet launched a 42-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on Monday May 13, 2013.
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This upcoming season the Brand will unveil the latest in cleated footwear with the UA Heater and UA Natural cleats featuring Rotational Traction(tm) cleat configuration, a technology allowing for maximum acceleration and power.
The chain now has a lateral curvature, so that the properly oriented caps slide simply and naturally along the vertically positioned cleats (patent pending).
The traditional stud helps to distribute the pressure being placed on a footballer's feet while the cleats increase the loading on the front of the foot where soccer stars are prone to metatarsal injuries, according to the study.
Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director assembled some of the biggest players in the cleated footwear category to get to the root of what's new, what's hot, what's on the horizon, and most importantly, what the consumer can expect when it laces on a pair of cleats.
Three cheers for the Cleats," the Rockettes replied.