clevis

[klev-is]
noun
a U -shaped yoke at the end of a chain or rod, between the ends of which a lever, hook, etc., can be pinned or bolted.

Origin:
1585–95; akin to cleave2

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clevis (ˈklɛvɪs)
 
n
the U-shaped component of a shackle for attaching a drawbar to a plough or similar implement
 
[C16: related to cleave1]

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clevis
1590s, of unknown origin, perhaps from the root of cleave (-). Equally uncertain is whether it is originally a pl. or a sing.
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Example sentences
After numerous attempts, the team was never able to get the sling and clevis to
  wedge or get stuck in the channel of the door.
Standard sling, clamp and clevis hangers for use with steel pipe can be used.
Galvanized steel pipe hangers shall be adjustable clevis hangers.
Standard sling, clamp and clevis hangers for use with steel pipe may be used.
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