The area code for cleveland. also known as a set or crew originating in the late eighties early nineties. This group is known for sticking together in numbers, and solving differences violently. Not your normal " street gang ". A family and group of friends from Cleveland who are proud of their city and heritage. Always making sure that others know who they are and where they are from. SOme of the 216 goes by the aliases Freak, Blue, Sluggo, Fatbak, Ghetto E, Greedo, and Gonzo.
" I ran into the 216, they were 20 deep, and looking for a fight!" When one gets jumped or beaten severely this term is also known as being "216 ed"