Meaning & Definition of Clout in English
1. A target used in archery
2. Special advantage or influence
- "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
- pull ,
3. A short nail with a flat head
- Used to attach sheet metal to wood
- clout nail ,
4. (boxing) a blow with the fist
- "I gave him a clout on his nose"
- punch ,
- clout ,
- poke ,
- lick ,
- biff ,
1. Strike hard, especially with the fist
- "He clouted his attacker"
Examples of using
My father has a lot of clout at city hall.