- The definition of a clevis is a U-shaped fastening device with two holes at the end for a pin or bolt to pass through.
An example of clevis is what is used to attach a trailer hitch to a vehicle.
A stainless steel clevis that is part of a fence.
clevis definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ultimately akin to cleave
clevis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From clevi, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse klofi, cleft; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.