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shear pin

noun
1.
an easily replaceable pin inserted in a machine at a critical point and designed to shear and stop the machine if the load becomes too great
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  • The damage was trivial; a shear pin in the transmission had given way.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • Charles pried a shear pin from the jeep's winch, punched out the shear pin that had given way in the transmission and replaced it.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth

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