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Meaning & Definition of Clout in English

English

Clout

/klaʊt/

noun

1. A target used in archery

    synonym:
  • clout

2. Special advantage or influence

  • "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • clout

3. A short nail with a flat head

  • Used to attach sheet metal to wood
    synonym:
  • clout nail
  • ,
  • clout

4. (boxing) a blow with the fist

  • "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    synonym:
  • punch
  • ,
  • clout
  • ,
  • poke
  • ,
  • lick
  • ,
  • biff
  • ,
  • slug

verb

1. Strike hard, especially with the fist

  • "He clouted his attacker"
    synonym:
  • clout

Examples of using

My father has a lot of clout at city hall.