clevis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clevis a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clevis A piece of metal bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used on the end of the tongue of a plow, wagen, etc., to attach it to a draft chain, whiffletree, etc.; -- called also clavel clevy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clevis An iron bent in the form of a stirrup, horseshoe, or the letter U, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used to connect a draft-chain or whipple-tree to a cart or plow.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Cleave to adhere, Clavel

Usage

In literature:

Kurt with Lux and his enterprising sister Clevi were at the extreme front.
"Maezli" by Johanna Spyri
He was not sure that the clevis-pin had not been loosened by the collision with the stone just now.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
The clevis is on the height called Mont St. Jean, where Wellington was posted with the British army.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
On some plows there are only notches in the clevis for holding the ring, they answer the same purpose as holes.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Arranged to traverse on circles fitted with Bossed Sockets for pivoting, and with clevis-bolts and sockets for housing.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
My han's is tied togedder wid cord, my feet's in an iron clevis, and a ball's chained to de clevis.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
But Irish Fallon reached for him as he fumbled at the clevis.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
This bolt can be long enough to fasten a clevis that will hang underneath for this purpose.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
With this clevis a loop can be made around any small log or tree without the trouble of cutting to fit the ring.
"Steel Traps" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
A one and one-eighth inch wire cable is thrown around the logs and made fast by means of a clevis.
"Motor Truck Logging Methods" by Frederick Malcolm Knapp
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In news:

Igubal spherical bearings are self- aligning components—rod ends, clevis joints, flange bearings, pivot bearings, and pillow blocks—made entirely of high-performance plastics.
Engineered specifically for clevis hanger applications, the Snap 'N Shield clevis supports allow pipes to expand and contract without damaging the insulation.
Igubal spherical bearings are self-aligning components—rod ends, clevis joints, flange bearings, pivot bearings, and pillow blocks—made entirely of high-performance plastics.
This image captured from a Travel Channel video shows a technician brazing framework to the rod-end clevis of a pneumatic cylinder that will move the mechanism and an animated figure.
Reggae & Caribbean STEELY & CLEVIE World Music at Global Rhythm.
Steely & Clevie Old To The New: Tribute To Joe Gibbs Classics VP By Judson Kilpatrick.
Prev Disc Brakes Stock Clevis.
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