Definición de clout en inglés:

clout

Saltos de línea: clout
Pronunciación: /klaʊt
 
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sustantivo

  • 3 archaic A piece of cloth or article of clothing.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Perhaps you might like to send me some pictures of you in your clouts.
  • 4 Archery A target twelve times the usual size, placed flat on the ground with a flag marking its centre and used in long-distance shooting.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • This type of sight allows the archer to aim directly at the clout flag while still holding the bow at an elevated angle so the arrow will travel the required distance.
  • 4.1A long-distance shot that hits a clout.

verbo

[with object] Volver al principio  
  • 2 archaic Mend with a patch: he helps the women clout their pans

Frases

ne'er cast a clout till May be out

proverb Do not discard your winter clothes until the end of May.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There's certainly an abundance of May blossom about, and the excellent weather has seen me casting clouts like they were going out of fashion.

Origen

Old English clūt (in the sense 'a patch or metal plate'); related to Dutch kluit 'lump, clod', also to cleat and clot. The shift of sense to 'heavy blow', which dates from late Middle English, is difficult to explain; possibly the change occurred first in the verb (from 'put a patch on' to 'hit hard').

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