- another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
C15: from Old Norse kleggi
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Examples from the Web for cleg
Cleg was interested, and laid the palm of his hand upon the ground.
Cleg, surprised, began to shrink from the consequences of his act.
And, for another, if they had taken Cleg, they might have taken his mother also.
Cleg Kelly did not die just then, which was in some ways a good thing.
Sometimes Cleg Kelly fought, and then his mother called him in.