to catch at a thing hastily. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Cleek — Cleek, v. t. [pret. {Claught}; pret. & p. p. {Cleeked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleeking}.] [ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch.] [Scot & Dial. Eng.] 1. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleek — (kl[=e]k), n. 1. A large hook or crook, as for a pot over a fire; specif., an iron headed golf club with a straight, narrow face and a long shaft. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Act of cleeking; a clutch. [Scot.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleek — [klēk] n. [Scot < ME cleke, cleche, pastoral staff, crosier < clechen, to seize, catch < OE * clæcan; akin to clyccan: see CLUTCH1] 1. Chiefly Scot. a large hook 2. Golf former term for a) the number one iron: see IRON, sense 6 …   English World dictionary

  • cleek — 1) a barbed hook used to land salmon; a salmon gaff (Ayrshire dialect). Also spelled click, cleik, kleek, kliek and cleeque.cleek 2) to hook, catch up or fasten on a hook or to fish out with a hook. Also spelled click, cleik, kleek, kliek and… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cleek — noun Etymology: Middle English (northern) cleke, from cleken to clutch Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish a large hook (as for a pot over a fire) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cleek — /kleek/, n., v., claught or cleeked or claucht, cleeked, cleeking. n. 1. Chiefly Scot. a large hook, esp. 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… …   Universalium

  • cleek — noun A metal headed golf club with little loft. Equivalent to a one or two iron a modern set of clubs …   Wiktionary

  • cleek — North Country (Newcastle) Words to catch at something hastily to click …   English dialects glossary

  • cleek — [[t]klik[/t]] n. scot. Scot. a large hook • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (Scots) cleke hook, der. of cleken to take hold of, var. of clechen, akin to clutch I …   From formal English to slang

  • cleek — /klik/ (say kleek) noun a pre 20th century golf club having an iron head with a long, narrow face; equivalent to a modern no. 1 iron. {Scottish large hook, from Middle English cleke} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cleek —   n. golf club with iron head …   Dictionary of difficult words

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