Definition of cleg in English:

cleg

Syllabification: cleg

noun

British
  • another term for horsefly.
    More example sentences
    • It is, of course, the midges and the clegs who present the major problem to the Scottish naturist.
    • He reminded his frantically puffing audience that smoking was a well-known antidote to the predations of the great horse fly, or cleg.
    • Usually they are called clegs, horse-flies or gad-flies, without referring to one specific species.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old Norse kleggi.

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