- the mark or target shot at, especially in long-distance shooting.
- a shot that hits the mark.
- a patch or piece of cloth or other material used to mend something.
- any worthless piece of cloth; rag.
- an article of clothing (usually used contemptuously).
verb (used with object)
- to bandage.
- to patch; mend.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ
Origin of clout
OTHER WORDS FROM cloutclout·er, noun
Words nearby clout
Example sentences from the Web for clouted
Calm yourself, Viscount; but yet a few days and that filthy populace will be clouted back into the mire where it belongs.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
Up came Dutch and he clouted the ball to such good purpose that he got to third, and the Jersey twins scored.Batting to Win|Lester Chadwick
He came up behind men, and clouted them over the head, or beat them with a stick, and drove them in front of him.My War Experiences in Two Continents|Sarah Macnaughtan
One of the mahouts reached forward and clouted Rajah on the knee.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
You to be like any one of us—breeched, clouted, swathed—and a lovely lass within your shirt—Madonna!Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for clouted
- the target used in long-distance shooting
- the centre of this target
- a shot that hits the centre
- a piece of clotha dish clout
- a garment
- a patch