"clouts" in the noun sense
a target used in archery
2. pull, clout
special advantage or influence
"the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
3. clout nail, clout
a short nail with a flat head used to attach sheet metal to wood
4. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug
boxing) a blow with the fist
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
"clouts" in the verb sense
strike hard, especially with the fist
"He clouted his attacker"
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