- (n.) A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
- (n.) 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.
- (v. t.) To strengthen with a cleat.
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Definitions of: CATEL
- (n.) Property; -- often used by Chaucer in contrast with rent, or income.
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- (n.) Brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown.
- (n.) Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause.
- (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the surface; outer; -- opposed to ental.