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circlip Line breaks: cir|clip
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːklɪp/

Definition of circlip in English:


A metal ring sprung into a slot or groove in a bar to hold something in place.
Example sentences
  • Phosphate and oil is the standard finish on most circlips, the remainder being self finish and oil.
  • External circlips are sized relative to the recommended shaft size to which they are to be fitted.
  • A range of circlips, springs and retaining rings in all sizes are available from stock.


Early 20th century: blend of circle or circular and clip1.

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