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clevis

[ klev-is ]

noun

  1. 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.


clevis

/ ˈklɛvɪs /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of clevis1

First recorded in 1585–95; akin to cleave 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of clevis1

C16: related to cleave 1
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Example Sentences

Some plows have a double clevis so that the draft ring may be raised or lowered, or moved to right or left.

On some plows there are only notches in the clevis for holding the ring, they answer the same purpose as holes.

A one and one-eighth inch wire cable is thrown around the logs and made fast by means of a clevis.

He had been without rest for many nights, and sleep soon bound him in its own clevis and manacles.

This chain is five feet long and with clevis can be fastened around any log which the trapper will want to use.

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