clout(redirected from clouting)
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a. the target used in long-distance shooting
b. the centre of this target
c. a shot that hits the centre
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
1. A metal plate attached to a moving wood member to protect it from abrasion.
2. A clout nail.
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