Definition of clevis in English:

clevis

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɛvɪs
 
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noun

A U-shaped or forked metal connector to which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin passing through the ends of the connector: [as modifier]: a clevis pin
More example sentences
  • 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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