Each door can be made of a single piece of board, cleated (see Doors).
Some were floating against the roof, and some were entangled in the cleated chairs.
He drew himself up, and this time his cleated foot cut through snow to stone, and slipped, but his hold was too good.
In another moment the timber under him was splitting and giving way at the cleated join, and sagging threateningly.
From the float a cleated plank gave access to the lower deck of the boat, if a deck it could be called.
A breathless hush—the shrill whistle of the referee—the thump of cleated shoe against the ball and the game was on.
Before the words were out we could hear the dull stroke of the picks sinking into the cleated doors.
The ends of valuable boards and planks are sometimes painted or cleated, which in a measure prevents this result.
Then the governor ordered another bench to be brought and to be cleated to the first.
When the man had gone down the cleated runway and John was raising his line for another layer of bricks, Cavanaugh sighed deeply.
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.