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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Clevis  \Clev"is\,  n.  [Cf.  {Cleave}  to  adhere,  {Clavel}.] 
  A  piece  of  metal  bent  in  the  form  of  an  oxbow,  with  the  two 
  ends  perforated  to  receive  a  pin,  used  on  the  end  of  the 
  tongue  of  a  plow,  wagen,  etc.,  to  attach  it  to  a  draft  chain, 
  whiffletree,  etc.;  --  called  also  {clavel},  {clevy}.