clevis

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noun clev·is \ˈkle-vəs\

Definition of clevis

  1. :  shackle 3

Origin and Etymology of clevis

earlier clevi, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kljufa to split — more at cleave


First Known Use: 1592

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