A one and one-eighth inch wire cable is thrown around the logs and made fast by means of a clevis.
clevis—that part of a plow by which the drawing power is attached.
But Irish Fallon reached for him as he fumbled at the clevis.
"The clevis is rather small, but it's the strongest I could find," Kenwyne said.
He had been without rest for many nights, and sleep soon bound him in its own clevis and manacles.
With this clevis a loop can be made around any small log or tree without the trouble of cutting to fit the ring.
A clevis, which is attached to the end of the beam and is used to regulate the depth of plowing.
Then he started back toward the boat, after picking up a clevis which it seems the driver-boy had dropped.
His arms were manacled with strong loops round his wrists, resembling a clevis, connected by a strong iron bolt.
Cast-iron fronts usually have a projection in the center for the clevis hitch.
"U-shaped iron bar with holes for a bolt or pin, used as a fastener," 1590s, of unknown origin, perhaps from the root of cleave (v.2). Also uncertain is whether it is originally a plural or a singular.