Definition of Clevis

1. Noun. A coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc..

Generic synonyms: Coupler, Coupling

Definition of Clevis

1. n. A piece of metal bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used on the end of the tongue of a plow, wagen, etc., to attach it to a draft chain, whiffletree, etc.; -- called also clavel, clevy.

Definition of Clevis

1. Noun. A U-shaped coupling having holes at each end, through which a bolt is run; used especially to fit attachments to a tractor or other vehicle as it allows a degree of rotation about the bolt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clevis

1. a metal fastening device [n -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clevis

clever-clever
clever Dick
clever arse
clever clogs
clever dick
cleverality
cleverclogs
cleverer
cleverest
cleverish
cleverishness
cleverly
cleverness
clevernesses
cleves
clevis (current term)
clevis pin
clevises
clew
clew-garnet
clew-garnets
clewed
clewing
clewless
clewline
clewlines
clews
cley
cleystaff
clianthus

Literary usage of Clevis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Farm Blacksmithing: A Textbook and Problem Book for Students in Agricultural by John Frank Friese (1921)
"How to Make a Small clevis 1. Upset both ends of the 14-inch piece of ... Be sure to bend the iron so that the straight side is on the inside of the clevis. ..."

2. Decisions on the Law of Patents for Inventions Rendered by [English Courts by United States Supreme Court, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Woodbury Lowery (1890)
"Notes and citations. construction, substantially the same as the combination described or shown in the second claim. In the Bing shoe- brake, the clevis is ..."

3. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1848)
"NEW PATENT clevis. MESSRS. EDITORS—Permit me, through the medium of the Cultivator, to introduce to notice an improved clevis with a few remarks on the ..."

4. Patent Office Papers by United States Patent Office (1916)
"The combination of shoe, A, sole, B, clevis, D, and bolt, G, the whole being constructed and arranged substantially as specified. Only the second claim was ..."

5. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1863)
"The Scotch clevis (fig. 5) is made of malleable east iron, ... 0 is the Half Scotch clevis, and has the former but not the latter improvement. ..."

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