One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A U-shaped or forked metal connector within which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin passing through the ends of the connector.
- ‘The clevis had broken off from the cylinder rod.’
- ‘Franke surmised that a clevis bolt in the control system broke, rendering the elevator useless.’
- ‘The answer came in the form of hanger clamps that secure clevises to the pipes.’
- ‘Indeed, it appears there are several easy ways to secure the brake without using the afterthought clip, perhaps by drilling a small hole and inserting a clevis pin or something of that nature.’
- ‘The pivot rod is released by loosening a clevis screw on the lift rod assembly.’
- ‘Just drop the clevis over the post, placing the jack on the back side of the post in the clevis loop.’
- ‘The trapezoidal elements vary in length and are attached to the framework using the Haver & Boecker tension profile and clevis screw system.’
- ‘Operation is convenient, with clevis hitch hookup and easy-to-adjust wheel spindles.’
- ‘The solid rocket boosters have worked flawlessly since the redesign of the O-rings and the clevis and tang joints that failed in the Challenger disaster.’
Late 16th century: perhaps related to cleave.
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