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clevis

[ klev-is ]
/ ˈklɛv ɪs /
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noun
a U-shaped yoke at the end of a chain or rod, between the ends of which a lever, hook, etc., can be pinned or bolted.
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Origin of clevis

First recorded in 1585–95; akin to cleave2
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British Dictionary definitions for clevis

clevis
/ (ˈklɛvɪs) /

noun
the U-shaped component of a shackle for attaching a drawbar to a plough or similar implement

Word Origin for clevis

C16: related to cleave 1
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