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split pin

noun
  1. a metal pin made by bending double a wire, often of hemispherical section, so that it can be passed through a hole in a nut, shaft, etc, to secure another part by bending back the ends of the wire
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  • The steel bolt holding the main-stay cable and secured by a split-pin could not be found.

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    William Le Queux