1) A metal plate nailed to those parts of carts and wains that were subject to wear and tear.
1405 ‘and for 18 clouts purchased for the axles of the cart, with nails purchased for the same 20d’, Selby
1457 in vj Wayncloytes emptis per Th. Keyng xijd, Fountains Abbey
1504 Waynclowtes, xxiij of the leyst sort xijd ... xviij byger clowtes xvd, York
1580 Inprimis 9 wayne clowtes, Beverley.