cotter pin

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a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart

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The hub, castle nut and cotter pin were not connected to the spindle after the accident.
The result, Zimmermann said, is a positive locking cotter pin that users can easily understand how to insert and remove.
Push in a new cotter pin (available at hardware and auto parts stores) and bend the ends of the pin to keep it from working its way out.
The cotter pin that holds the clevis pin in place was nowhere to be found.
Remove the spring pin or cotter pin, whichever is installed in the bolt holding the ring on the recovery lug.
The metal interlock bars are then connected to the circuit breaker handles with a metal cotter pin and a thumbscrew thus enabling the exposed interlock bars to become energized.
Cause of separation was failure of cotter pin retaining clevis pin between cable end and power lever.
First make sure the cotter pin of the iris valve adjusting screw is not sheared off.
A&I 3171 (SSN) and TZ0856 (SSBN/SSGN) require ship's force to install nylon bushings on the COM breakers to isolate the cotter pin from the metal stiffener.
The mechanic who performed the inspection stated he ultimately used safety wire to secure the throttle control assembly instead of the required cotter pin.
When removing blade pins, always use a cotter pin puller to pull out the cotter pin.