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: (Dictionary.com)

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

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

Examples

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

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/11/three-strikes-clout-us-school-brings-back-paddle/

Captain America sequel hits UK box office with a clout.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/02/captain-america-winter-soldier-marvel-uk-box-office

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