Definition of clevis in English:

clevis

Syllabification: clev·is
Pronunciation: /ˈklevəs
 
/

noun

  • A U-shaped or forked metal connector within which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin passing through the ends of the connector.
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    • Franke surmised that a clevis bolt in the control system broke, rendering the elevator useless.
    • Indeed, it appears there are several easy ways to secure the brake without using the afterthought clip, perhaps by drilling a small hole and inserting a clevis pin or something of that nature.
    • The solid rocket boosters have worked flawlessly since the redesign of the O-rings and the clevis and tang joints that failed in the Challenger disaster.

Origin

late 16th century: perhaps related to cleave1.

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