Gib and cotter
Gib Gib, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw. [1913 Webster]

{Gib and key}, or {Gib and cotter} (Steam Engine), the fixed wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key, or cotter, used for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at the end of a connecting rod. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gib and key — Gib Gib, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gib — Gib, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • To take occasion by the forelock — Forelock Fore lock , n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap square of a gun. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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