n. blow, especially with fist; great influence, especially political or social
But then again, the new administration's foreign policy clout is yet to be truly tested.
Beckham's cultural clout, combined with his valuable (if diminished) presence on the soccer field, raised the profile of MLS.
Sentence in Classic:
Only maids about her, never a man to my knowledge, save Clout the serving man, who has a wart on his nose and a face like a nutgrater.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Next, to complete the hubbub, a serf child which had been clouted by its mother broke out into a bawl, while a borzoi puppy which had happened to get splashed with boiling water by the cook fell to yelping vociferously.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Now she knew what Reconstruction meant, knew as well as if the house were ringed about by naked savages, squatting in breech clouts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context