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clevisn. [Cf. Cleave to adhere, Clavel.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]


clevis, n.
1 a U-shaped piece of metal at the end of a beam for attaching tackle etc.
2 a connection in which a bolt holds one part that fits between the forked ends of another.

16th c.: rel. to CLEAVE(1)

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