clout
noun.
a target used in archery
noun.
special advantage or influence
the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull
Synonym: pull
noun.
a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
Synonym: clout nail
noun.
(boxing) a blow with the fist
I gave him a clout on his nose
Synonym: biff, lick, poke, punch, slug
verb.
strike hard, especially with the fist
He clouted his attacker