Cleek

Definitions

  • FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
    FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cleek 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.
    • Cleek Act of cleeking; a clutch.
    • Cleek To catch or draw out with a cleek, as a fish; to hook.
    • Cleek To hook or link (together); hence, to marry.
    • Cleek To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. FINISH

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cleek See cleik.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cleek klēk a large hook for catching hold of something, used in fishing, &c.: an iron-headed golf-club: a peg
    • v.t Cleek to seize, snatch
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch,

Usage

In literature:

Only a cleek's no good.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
Making a broad classification, there are driving cleeks, ordinary cleeks, pitching cleeks, and cleeks with the weight in the centre.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Cleek will do, Cleek of the Forty Faces.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
I have saved fifty-eight pounds, Mr. Cleek.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Mr. Cleek, the guv'ner, sir.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Blind Man's Eyes" by William MacHarg
Come with me at once, Cleek.
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
But my blessing with you, Cleek, and the best of luck!
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
Pip took his cleek this time, and his ball followed hers straight over the guide-post.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
Cleek of Scotland Yard.
"The Turn of the Tide" by Eleanor H. Porter
Not a flyer in the game such parabolas could claim, At the place where the old cleek broke!
"Verse and Worse" by Harry Graham
Of iron clubs there were the cleek, the iron and the niblick.
"Fifty Years of Golf" by Horace G. Hutchinson
A cleek, I think, don't you?
"The Sins of the Children" by Cosmo Hamilton
Ilka pat till its ain cleek!
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
What cleeks had I got?
"Confessions of a Young Lady" by Richard Marsh
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In poetry:

'Yet autumn's gloom, though threat'ning bleak
Has joys, gin folk cam joys wad seek;
Friendship and worth then social cleek
And twine thegither,
And gree and crack by ingle cheek
Just like twin-brither.
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

When the 4-by-8-foot piece of exterior plywood wouldn't fit in the car, Jaden Cleek was ready to give up plans to build a birdhouse for the owls he'd seen in his backyard.
Thedamay Kitchen Cleek , a longtime resident of Sikeston, died Jan 10, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
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In science:

Cleek, “Refractive indices of fused silica at low temperatures,” J.
Temperature-dependent absolute refractive index measurements of synthetic fused silica
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