Chiefly Scot. a large hook, especially one fixed to the inside walls of a house to hold clothing, pots, or food.
Golf Older Use. a club with an iron head, a narrow face, and little slope, used for shots from a poor lie on the fairway and sometimes for putting.
verb (used with object), claught or cleeked or claucht, cleeked, cleeking.
Chiefly Scot. to grasp or seize (something) suddenly and eagerly; snatch.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English
hook, derivative of cleke
to take hold of, variant of cleche,
akin to clutch1