5 letter words starting with cle

Looking for a clue for todays Wordle or another Word game? Look no further! We got you covered. We got quite a few plausible five letter words starting with cle.


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Definition of cleat

cleat (noun)

  1. A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
  2. A continuous metal strip, or angled piece, used to secure metal components.
  3. A device to quickly affix a line or rope, and from which it is also easy to release.
  4. A protrusion on the bottom of a shoe meant for better traction. (See cleats.)

cleat (verb)

  1. To strengthen with a cleat.
  2. To tie off, affix, stopper a line or rope, especially to a cleat.

Definition of clepe

clepe (noun)

  1. A cry; an appeal; a call.

clepe (verb)

  1. To give a call; cry out; appeal.
  2. To call; call upon; cry out to.
  3. To call to oneself; invite; summon.
  4. To call; call by the name of; name.
  5. (often with 'on') To tell lies about; inform against (someone).
  6. To be loquacious; tattle; gossip.
  7. To report; relate; tell.

Definition of clews

clews (noun)

  1. A roughly spherical mass or body.
  2. A ball of thread or yarn.
  3. Yarn or thread as used to guide one's way through a maze or labyrinth; a guide, a clue.
  4. The lower corner(s) of a sail to which a sheet is attached for trimming the sail (adjusting its position relative to the wind); the metal loop or cringle in the corner of the sail, to which the sheet is attached. (on a triangular sail) The trailing corner relative to the wind direction.
  5. (in the plural) The sheets so attached to a sail.
  6. (in the plural) The cords suspending a hammock.

clews (noun)

  1. A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
  2. Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
  3. An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
  4. Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)