- Chiefly Scot. a large hook, especially one fixed to the inside walls of a house to hold clothing, pots, or food.
- Golf Older Use. a club with an iron head, a narrow face, and little slope, used for shots from a poor lie on the fairway and sometimes for putting.
- Chiefly Scot. to grasp or seize (something) suddenly and eagerly; snatch.
Origin of cleek
Related Words for cleekwedge, putter, driver, spoon, wood, stick, iron, midiron, niblick, mashie, brassie, cleek
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Historical Examples of cleek
And we have no other answer to the last question ever asked by Cleek Smith.With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia
One of its Officer
Cleek switched round upon his heel, and smiled across at him.
His voice trailed off into silence, and Cleek smiled kindly.
Sometimes I try it with a brassey, but on the whole I think the cleek is best.Tom and Some Other Girls
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Cleek took his chin between his thumb and forefinger and pinched it hard.
- mainly Scot a large hook, such as one used to land fish
- golf a former name for a club, corresponding to the modern No. 1 or No. 2 iron, used for long low shots