A strip of wood or iron used to strengthen or support the surface to which it is attached. A projecting piece of metal or hard rubber attached to the underside of a shoe to provide traction. A pair of shoes with such projections on the soles. A piece of metal or wood having projecting arms or ends on which a rope can be wound or secured. A wedge-shaped piece of material, such as wood, that is fastened onto something, such as a spar, to act as a support or prevent slippage. A spurlike device used in gripping a tree or pole in climbing. To supply, support, secure, or strengthen with a cleat.