What is clout?

  • (noun): Special advantage or influence.
    Synonyms: pull
    See also — Additional definitions below


Clout may refer to political or social power.

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Some articles on clout:

Clout Archery
... 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 ... A single clout round consists of three dozen arrows, shot in ends of 6 arrows ... Tournaments typically consist of a double clout round, in which a total of six dozen arrows is shot ...
Clout (radio Show)
... '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 ... is variously referred to on the air as "Clout," "Hollywood Clout," and "Clout with Richard Greene." In September 2007 Air America Radio moved the show to weeknights and ... Air America Radio filed for bankruptcy and ceased broadcasting in January 2010 Clout can now be heard on WCPT and its live Internet stream, weeknights 8-9PM CT ...
... Clout may refer to political or social power ... Clout may also refer to Clout (band), a five-piece South African million-selling all-girl rock group formed in 1977 ... Clout (album), a 2006 album by Noah23 Clout (radio show), a two-hour syndicated radio program Clout archery, a form of archery in which archers shoot ...
Clout Archery - BLBS Clout
... The British Long-Bow Society has its own form of clout shooting ... BLBS clouts are generally two-way ... Scoring is 6 for a clout, down to 1 for the outside ring ...
Substitute (Clout Song)
... Wilson, covered in 1978 by the South African band Clout ... In 1978, the song became a big hit for the band Clout, reaching #2 in the UK charts in August and achieving sales of 500,000 copies ...

More definitions of "clout":

  • (noun): (boxing) a blow with the fist.
    Example: "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    Synonyms: punch, poke, lick, biff
  • (noun): A short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood.
    Synonyms: clout nail
  • (noun): A target used in archery.
  • (verb): Strike hard, especially with the fist.
    Example: "He clouted his attacker"

Famous quotes containing the word clout:

    The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.
    Ben C. Bradlee (b. 1921)

    Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness. Our life is frittered away by detail.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)