from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A split cotter inserted through holes in two or more pieces and bent at the ends to fasten the pieces together.
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- n. A split pin, the ends of which project through an object being fastened and are bent back to hold it in place
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- n. a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart
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