clevis

clevis
clevis [klev′is]
n.
[ult. akin to CLEAVE2]
a U-shaped metal fitting with holes in the ends through which a pin or bolt is passed in order to attach one thing to another

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  • clevis — U shaped piece of iron used as a fastener, 1590s, of unknown origin, perhaps from the root of CLEAVE (Cf. cleave) (2). Also uncertain is whether it is originally a plural or a singular …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Clevis fastener — A clevis used to attach a bar and chain A clevis and clevis pin, held in place by a split pin …   Wikipedia

  • Clevis pin — A clevis pin is a type of fastener that will allow rotation of the connected parts about the axis of the pin. A clevis pin consists of a head, shank and hole. The hole passes through the shank at the opposite end of the pin from the head. A… …   Wikipedia

  • clevis pin — noun A type of fastener that allows rotation of the connected parts about the axis of the pin. A clevis pin consists of a head, shank and hole. The hole passes through the shank at the opposite end of the pin from the head. A cotter pin through… …   Wiktionary

  • clevis pins — lanksto ašis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. clevis pins vok. Gelenkachse, f rus. шарнирная ось, f pranc. axe d articulation, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • clevis — noun Etymology: earlier clevi, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kljufa to split more at cleave Date: 1592 shackle 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clevis — a swivel attached to a spinner blade which allows it to rotate on retrieval …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • clevis — /klev is/, n. a U shaped yoke at the end of a chain or rod, between the ends of which a lever, hook, etc., can be pinned or bolted. [1585 95; akin to CLEAVE2] * * * …   Universalium

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