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

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  • Clevis — Clev is, n. [Cf. {Cleave} to adhere, {Clavel}.] A piece of metal bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used on the end of the tongue of a plow, wagen, etc., to attach it to a draft chain, whiffletree, etc.;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • clevis — šakutė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. clevis; plug vok. Gabel, f; Schäkel, m rus. вилка, f; штепсель, m pranc. fourche, f; prise de contact, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 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

  • clevis — noun A U shaped coupling having holes at each end, through which a bolt is run; used especially to fit attachments to a tractor or other vehicle as it allows a degree of rotation about the bolt …   Wiktionary

  • clevis — n. device at the end of a chain to which something can be bolted (lever, hook, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clevis — [ klɛvɪs] noun a U shaped or forked metal connector within which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin. Origin C16: perh. related to cleave1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • clevis — clev·is …   English syllables

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