- 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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- In USA usage:
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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 — cot′ter pin n. mac a cotter having a split end that is spread after being pushed through a hole to prevent it from working loose • Etymology: 1890–95 … From formal English to slang
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