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  1. present participle of clout


clouting (countable and uncountable, plural cloutings)

  1. The act of giving a clout, or striking somebody.
    • 1969, The Educational Magazine (volume 26, page 163)
      And many readers could provide me with tales of rulers across knuckles, slaps on bare legs, heads cracked together, and mighty ear-cloutings.
  2. A light plain cloth used for covering butter and farmer's baskets, and for dish and pudding cloths. The same term is often given to light cloths of the nursery diaper pattern.