cotter pin

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cotter pin

cotter pin

n.
A split cotter inserted through a hole or holes and bent at the ends to fasten two or more parts together.

cotter pin

n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a split pin secured, after passing through holes in the parts to be attached, by spreading the ends
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a tapered pin threaded at the smaller end and secured by a nut after insertion

cot′ter pin`


n.
a cotter having a split end that is spread after being pushed through a hole to prevent it from working loose.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.cotter pin - a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apartcotter pin - a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart
cottar, cotter - fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
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