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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klev-is]
    • /ˈklɛv ɪs/
    • /ˈkle.vɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klev-is]
    • /ˈklɛv ɪs/

Definitions of clevis word

  • noun clevis the U-shaped component of a shackle for attaching a drawbar to a plough or similar implement 3
  • noun clevis a U-shaped metal fitting with holes in the ends through which a pin or bolt is passed in order to attach one thing to another 3
  • noun clevis 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. 1
  • noun clevis A U-shaped or forked metal connector within which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin passing through the ends of the connector. 1
  • noun clevis U shaped fastener 1
  • noun clevis 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. 0

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Origin of clevis

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1585-95; akin to cleave2

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Parts of speech for Clevis


clevis popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

clevis usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with clevis

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