[klev-is] /ˈklɛv ɪs/
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.
the U-shaped component of a shackle for attaching a drawbar to a plough or similar implement
“U-shaped iron bar with holes for a bolt or pin, used as a fastener,” 1590s, of unknown origin, perhaps from the root of cleave (v.2). Also uncertain is whether it is originally a plural or a singular.
[kloo] /klu/ noun 1. (def 1). 2. Nautical. either lower corner of a square sail or the after lower corner of a fore-and-aft sail. 3. a ball or skein of thread, yarn, etc. 4. Usually, clews. the rigging for a hammock. 5. Theater. a metal device holding scenery lines controlled by one weighted line. 6. […]
noun, Nautical. 1. one of the ropes or tackles used to raise the clews of a square sail to the upper yard or mast. noun 1. (nautical) any of several lines fastened to the clews of a square sail and used for furling it
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