A U-shaped metal piece with holes in each end through which a pin or bolt is run, used as a fastening device. (noun)
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Use "clevis" in a sentence
"Insert the hook at the end of the wire rope into the clevis."
"Next, run the clevis through both loops of the protector and secure with the pin."
"Also the joints it used were not those stupid clevis things ATK uses, but instead were a design that tightened as pressure increased."