The definition of a cleat is a shoe with metal, rubber or other material projecting from the sole that helps you to get a better grip, or the metal, rubber or other pieces that project from the bottom of the shoe.(noun)
See cleat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME clete < OE *cleat (WGmc *klaut), a lump < IE *g(e)l-eu- < base *gel-: see climb
See cleat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English clete
Origin: , from Old English *clēat, lump, wedge.
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