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cleat

(klēt)
A fixed anchorage, usually metal, embedded in the acrylic resin base of an orthodontic retainer or soldered to an arch wire. An elastic device is attached during tooth movement.

cleat, cleave

claw of any cloven-footed animal.
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The company is counted as the world's leader in cable cleats.
We plan to offer different sizes of Cleats for different soil conditions," Sharpe continued.
greeNEWit, a Maryland sustainability company located in Columbia, Maryland, incorporated Cleats for Bare Feet as a part of it's Agent of Change Internship Program in the summer of 2012.
The clip became a sensation, angering fans who believe that the cleat snatching incident revealed Ereth to be a selfish poor sport unconcerned with the feelings of the young boy or the intentions of Donald Driver, who was tossing the shoe to the boy for him to keep as a momento of the game.
There was a fee to play sports, but the gear - shoes and cleats can cost as much as $150 to $200.
For best performance, put a set of cleats on every fifth shoe.
The chain now has a lateral curvature, so that the properly oriented caps slide simply and naturally along the vertically positioned cleats (patent pending).
Within limits, bigger is better when it comes to cleats on a dock.
I won't slip and fall when I run, because I'm wearing cleats.
Diadora has introduced Rotax, a bladed outsole where the cleats are shaped, and located, in a way where they reduce the stress on the knee when turning.
The bike's cleats allow you to clip your shoes directly onto the pedals.