Clevis Definition

klĕvĭs
noun
A U-shaped metal fitting with holes in the ends through which a pin or bolt is passed in order to attach one thing to another.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Clevis

Noun

Singular:
clevis
Plural:
clevises

Origin of Clevis

  • First attested in 1590s. Origin unknown; probably derived from the verb "to cleave". If so, the word ultimately may stem from Scandinavian: cf. Old Norse kljufa (to split).

    From Wiktionary

  • From clevi possibly of Scandinavian origin Old Norse klofi cleft gleubh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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