Definitions for "Cleat"
Keywords:  horn, belay, fasten, shoe, pedal
A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
A device made of wood or metal, having two arms, around which turns may be taken with a line or rope so as to hold securely and yet be readily released. It is bolted by the middle to a deck or mast, etc., or it may be lashed to a rope.
A strip of wood or metal used to afford additional strength; to prevent warping; to hold in position; a type of bracing.
Keywords:  clew, hauled, sails, close, parts
Clew Close Hauled
Parts Clew Sails
Keywords:  hook, cords, blind, pronged, curtain
A metal or plastic hook with two arms used for holding in place the cords on fabric blinds
A two pronged hook which is fixed to one side of the window frame to secure the cords when a blind is pulled up.
A metal or plastic hook placed at the side of the window to hold the cords of a shade or curtain.
Keywords:  seam, coal, cleavage, breaks, joint
The main joint(s) in a coal seam along which it breaks most easily.
The vertical cleavage of coal seams. The main set of joints along which coal breaks when mined.
Keywords:  rafter, purlin, rib, ridge, ties
A short horizontal member that ties opposing rafters together immediately below the ridge board.
folded flat rib being used to fix a purlin on a principal rafter.
A ladder crosspiece of rectangular cross section placed on edge upon which a person may step while ascending or descending a ladder.
A miner's term for a natural system of vertical fractures that develop due to shrinking during devolatization. A typical cleat system comprises two sets of sub-parallel fractures that are oriented perpendicular to bedding. One orientation tends to dominate over the other. The dominant pair is termed ‘face cleat' and the other is termed ‘butt cleat'.
Keywords:  becket, wooden, chest, sea, holds
used here to describe the wooden piece that holds a becket in place on the end of a sea chest
Keywords:  strengthen
To strengthen with a cleat.
A structural block used at the end of a platform to prevent the platform from slipping off its supports. Cleats are also used to provide footing on sloped surfaces such as crawling boards.
Keywords:  wire, cable, fixing, telephone, phone
cable fixing for phone wire, etc
A cable fixing e.g. for telephone wires.
a projection from a timber to which other materials may be attached.