Noun clout has 4 senses
  1. clout - a target used in archery
    --1 is a kind of
    target, mark
  2. pull, clout - special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    --2 is a kind of advantage, vantage
  3. clout nail, clout - a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
    --3 is a kind of nail
  4. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    --4 is a kind of blow
    --4 has particulars:
     counterpunch, parry, counter; haymaker, knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch; hook; jab; rabbit punch; sucker punch
    Derived form: verb clout1
,Verb clout has 1 sense
  1. clout - strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his attacker"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived form: noun clout4
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to clout his opponent