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Dictionary definition for: Clout

1. (n) a target used in archery

2. (v) strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his attacker"

3. (n) special advantage or influence; "the chairman''s nephew has a lot of pull"

4. (n) a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood

5. (n) (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

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