Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of cleat, cleat.

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Examples

  • The hinges were of wood and fastened across the door with pins of the same material, serving the double purpose of cleet and hinge.

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  • The hinges were of wood and fastened across the door with pins of the same material, serving the double purpose of cleet and hinge.

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  • A rope was tied slack under his armpits, and, reaching up at the risk of our lives, we hung him on the foresheet cleet.

    The Nigger of the Narcissus

  • The following words may or may not be erroneous, and they have not been fixed: page 53, para. 2: cleet; page 51, para. 1: darlint; page 55, para. 1: decrepid; page 111, para. 5: dorg.

    The Nigger of the Narcissus

  • "You cowardly dogs!" shouted the second mate, rushing up to the nearest man, tearing the after-fall out of his hands, and making it fast again round the cleet, and then springing at the other man, who paused irresolutely, intimidated by Atkin's threatening visage.

    Tessa 1901

  • There is no necessity for the sashes being hinged at the bottom, as might be supposed; all that is required being to nail a cleet along the wall plate, fitted tight to the bottom of each sash.

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  • When this vessel was being launched, the cleet on the bow gave way, in consequence of the bolts breaking, and let the vessel down so that the bilge came in contact with the wharf, and she remained suspended between the water and the wharf for

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  • My efforts proved successful; and, after half-a-dozen blows, the spikes yielded, and the cleet of timber flew off.

    Ran Away to Sea

  • Whether it was from consciousness of his connection with the escape of Jack, and apprehensions of the consequences, or from innate good-nature, and a desire to befriend the lovers, this black now admitted that Jack confessed to him that the boat had got away from him while endeavouring to shift the turns of its painter from a cleet where they ought not to be, to their proper place.

    Jack Tier

  • Instead of penetrating the lake, however, it glanced from its smooth surface, rose, and buried itself in the logs of the cabin near the spot at which Chingachgook had shown himself the minute before, while clearing the line from the cleet.

    The Deerslayer

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