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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Install new clevis and cotter pin; bend cotter pin as shown
Soon enough, other companies began selling positive locking cotter pins. Pivot Point scurried back to the drawing board (and its supply of paper clips).
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.
* clevis pins, washers and cotter pins replacing the E clips