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Definition of Clout

Clout

  1. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
  2. A swadding cloth.
  3. A piece; a fragment.
  4. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
  5. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
  6. A blow with the hand.
  7. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout.
  8. To join or patch clumsily.
  9. To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
  10. To give a blow to; to strike.
  11. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.

Clout Quotations

If you give me a typewriter and I'm having a good day, I can write a scene that will astonish its readers. That will perhaps make them laugh, perhaps make them cry - that will have some emotional clout to it. It doesn't cost much to do that.
Alan Moore

And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
Milton Friedman

I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason.
Danny DeVito

We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative - not political clout - determines who succeeds.
Paul Ryan

The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
Bashar al-Assad
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Clout Translations

clout in Italian is lobo
clout in Spanish is trapo
clout in Swedish is trasa