Definition of circlip in English:


Line breaks: cir|clip
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːklɪp


  • A metal ring sprung into a slot or groove in a bar to hold something in place.
    More 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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