clevis

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First attested in 1590s. Origin unknown; probably derived from the verb "to cleave". If so, the word ultimately may stem from Scandinavian: compare Old Norse kljufa (to split).

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Wikipedia clevis (plural clevises)

clevis
  1. 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.

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