clout

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clout

Archery
a. the target used in long-distance shooting
b. the centre of this target
c. a shot that hits the centre

clout

1. A metal plate attached to a moving wood member to protect it from abrasion.
References in classic literature ?
In Colin Clout Spenser calls both himself and Raleigh shepherds.
Straight flew the arrow and lit fairly in the clout, a finger's-breadth from the center.
The next moment he received a clout alongside the head that knocked him over on his side.