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  1. a major point of interest or attention.
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Origin of clou

1880–85; < French: literally, a nail < Latin clāvus
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Examples from the Web for clou

Historical Examples

  • Everyone is saying that the Princess—your sister—is the clou of the ball.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther

  • But the clou of the whole budget was contained in a private letter from my Chief.

  • With regard, to the clou of his plot, however, I can hardly say so much.

  • It would certainly be the clou of any exhibition in which it might be placed.

  • It is the clou of their performance for a week's engagement at the Paris Folies-Bergère.

    The Mountebank

    William J. Locke