At the same level nail a cleat on the stern-piece and make a stern seat by boarding over between the cross-piece and the cleat.
To let go altogether, instead of lowering with a turn on a cleat or bitt-head.
They wound the slack around a cleat as they pulled it in, so as not to lose what they had once won.
The posts and cleat are surfaced on four sides, while the other pieces are surfaced on only two sides.
“cleat” is also used in mining for the vertical cleavage-planes of coal.
This plate is soldered to the shank of the screw-eye and the cleat is complete.
Dan made the rope fast to a cleat on the after stanchion, then took a twist about his own arm with the free end.
Harvey saw half a dozen knives stuck in a cleat in the hatch combing.
Yes, sir; we know how to take a turn on a cleat with a rope.
See this cleat all around the inside, six inches from the top.
c.1300, clete "wedge," from Old English *cleat "a lump," from West Germanic *klaut "firm lump" (cf. Middle Low German klot, klute, Middle Dutch cloot, Dutch kloot, Old High German kloz, German kloß "clod, dumpling"). In Middle English, a wedge of wood bolted to a spar, etc., to keep it from slipping (late 14c.). Meaning "thin metal plate for shoes, etc." is c.1825.