A piece of cloth or clothing, esp. one used as a patch
A target used in long-distance shooting, placed flat on the ground with a flag marking its center
A shot that hits such a target
a target used in archery
strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his attacker"
pull: special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
clout nail: a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
punch: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Clout were originally a five-piece, South African million-selling all-girl rock group formed in 1977, best known for their song, "Substitute".
Clout is a talk radio program in the United States, which began on the Air America Radio Network, and is now airing on WCPT, a progressive talk radio station in Chicago.
(Clouts) Clout is a form of archery in which archers shoot arrows at a flag (known as "the Clout") from a relatively long distance and score points depending on how close each arrow lands to the flag.
Influence or effectiveness, especially political; A blow with the hand; A home run; The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head; A swaddling cloth; A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag; An iron plate on an axletree or ...
A form of target shooting in which an arrow is shot into the air at a 15 metre diameter target on the ground at distances of up to 180 metres.
Referred to today as a diaper, in the 18th century the clout was made of linen diaper fabric and was either pinned with straight pins or tied with tapes.