noun clev·is \ˈkle-vəs\

Definition of CLEVIS

:  shackle 3

Origin of CLEVIS

earlier clevi, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kljufa to split — more at cleave
First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with CLEVIS


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