Clout – meaning of the word and examples

To hit someone or something with the hand or with a heavy object. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A blow especially with the hand. (Merriam – Webster)

A white cloth on a stake or frame used as a target in archery. (Merriam – Webster)

A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A blow, especially with the hand; cuff: (

If you clout someone, you hit them. (Collins Dictionary)

A person or institution that has clout has influence and power. (Collins Dictionary)


Three strikes and a clout: US school brings back the paddle.

Captain America sequel hits UK box office with a clout.


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