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Cotter pin

Cotter pin

Cotter pin can mean:

  • In USA usage:
    • A split pin, a metal fastener with two tines that are bent during installation used to fasten metal together, like with a staple or rivet
    • Hairpin cotter pin, more commonly known as an "R-clip"
    • Bowtie cotter pin, a vibration-proof type of R-clip that is shaped like a bowtie
    • Circle cotter, a ring-shaped cotter pin
  • In British usage:
    • A cotter, in mechanical engineering a pin or wedge passing through a hole to fix parts tightly together

This usage difference is often a cause of confusion when companies of both countries work together.

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  • cotter pin — noun a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑cotter, ↑cottar * * * noun Etymology: cotter (III) : a half round metal strip bent into a pin whose ends… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotter pin — pin with a split end which is spread after insertion through a hole …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cotter-pin — cottˈer pin noun A pin for keeping a cotter in place • • • Main Entry: ↑cotter …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotter pin — A type of split pin used to safely secure a castle nut or a clevis pin. It is formed by doubling a piece of wire, semicircular in cross section, to form a loop at one end. After insertion in a hole or a slot in a nut and through mating crosswise… …   Aviation dictionary

  • cotter pin — noun a metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together. ↘a split pin that is opened out after being passed through a hole. Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cotter pin — Mach. a cotter having a split end that is spread after being pushed through a hole to prevent it from working loose. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • cotter pin — noun Date: 1881 a half round metal strip bent into a pin whose ends can be flared after insertion through a slot or hole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cotter pin — noun A split pin, the ends of which project through an object being fastened and are bent back to hold it in place …   Wiktionary

  • cotter pin — Смотри Шплинт …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • split (cotter) pin — Смотри Шплинт …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии