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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 clout /ˈklaʊt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clout n.
 1. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
 His garments, nought but many ragged clouts,
 With thorns together pinned and patched was.   --Spenser.
    A clout upon that head where late the diadem stood.   --Shak.
 2. A swadding cloth.
 3. A piece; a fragment. [Obs.]
 4. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
    A'must shoot nearer or he'll ne'er hit the clout.   --Shak.
 5. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
 6. A blow with the hand. [Low]
 Clout nail, a kind of wrought-iron nail heaving a large flat head; -- used for fastening clouts to axletrees, plowshares, etc., also for studding timber, and for various purposes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Clouting.]
 1. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout.
    And old shoes and clouted upon their feet.   --Josh. ix. 5.
    Paul, yea, and Peter, too, had more skill in . . . clouting an old tent than to teach lawyers.   --Latimer.
 2. To join or patch clumsily.
    If fond Bavius vent his clouted song.   --P. Fletcher
 3. To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
 4. To give a blow to; to strike. [Low]
    The . . . queen of Spain took off one of her chopines and clouted Olivarez about the noddle with it.   --Howell.
 5. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.
 Clouted cream, clotted cream, i. e., cream obtained by warming new milk.
 Note:Clouted brogues” in Shakespeare and clouted shoon” in Milton have been understood by some to mean shoes armed with nails; by others, patched shoes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a target used in archery
      2: special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a
         lot of pull" [syn: pull]
      3: a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to
         wood [syn: clout nail]
      4: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
         nose" [syn: punch, poke, lick, biff]
      v : strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his