a heavy blow with the hand or a hard object.
a clout on the ear
influence or power, especially in politics or business.
I knew he carried a lot of clout
a piece of cloth or clothing, especially one used as a patch.
Perhaps you might like to send me some pictures of you in your clouts .
a target used in long-distance shooting, placed flat on the ground with a flag marking its center.
This type of sight allows the archer to aim directly at the clout flag while still holding the bow at an elevated angle so the arrow will travel the required distance.