Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 06/28/20 Cleek

Cleek (noun, verb)
cleek [ kleek ]


noun
1. Chiefly Scot. a large hook, especially one fixed to the inside walls of a house to hold clothing, pots, or food.
2. Golf Older Use. a club with an iron head, a narrow face, and little slope, used for shots from a poor lie on the fairway and sometimes for putting.

verb (used with object), claught or cleeked or claucht, cleeked, cleek·ing.
3. Chiefly Scot. to grasp or seize (something) suddenly and eagerly; snatch.

WORDS RELATED TO CLEEK
wedge, putter, driver, spoon, wood, stick, iron, midiron, niblick, mashie, brassie

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English (Scots) cleke hook, derivative of cleke to take hold of, variant of cleche, akin to clutch

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