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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Clevis \Clev"is\, n. [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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"U-shaped iron bar with holes for a bolt or pin, used as a fastener," 1590s, of unknown origin, perhaps from the root of cleave (v.2). Also uncertain is whether it is originally a plural or a singular.


n. 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.


n. 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.

Usage examples of "clevis".

Resigned, she picked up her pace and intercepted Clevis before he reached the unsuspecting, pink-cheeked girls.

In a small glade surrounded by silver poplars, Phaer and Clevis were laid side by side, their bows beside them.

King Theran and his young son Clevis were laughing at something that King's Own Herald Jedin had just said.

A heel chain clevis, and two hame line rings need replacing, and that means reworking and riveting the harness as well.