Origin of clevis
Examples from the Web for clevis
A clevis, which is attached to the end of the beam and is used to regulate the depth of plowing.
This chain is five feet long and with clevis can be fastened around any log which the trapper will want to use.Steel Traps|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Then he started back toward the boat, after picking up a clevis which it seems the driver-boy had dropped.Vandemark's Folly|Herbert Quick
On some plows there are only notches in the clevis for holding the ring, they answer the same purpose as holes.
He had been without rest for many nights, and sleep soon bound him in its own clevis and manacles.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for clevis
Word Origin for clevis
Word Origin and History for clevis
"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.