"cleats" in the noun sense
a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe prevents slipping
"the football players all wore cleats"
a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached
"cleats" in the verb sense
provide with cleats
"cleat running shoes for better traction"
secure on a cleat
"cleat a line"
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