circlip

A flat retaining ring in the shape of an incomplete circle where the ends at the gap may have small holes for inserting special pliers to spread the circlip apart. Also called a snap ring.
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Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Circlip — Internal circlip This diagram illustrates the removal of a snap ring from the rear hub of a bicycle, o …   Wikipedia

  • Circlip — Anneau élastique Pour les articles homonymes, voir anneau. Anneau intérieur Les anneaux élastiques sont des composants d assemblage mécanique généralement montés dans des gorges réalisées sur des portées cylindrique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • circlip — noun A type of fastener consisting of a semi flexible metal ring with open ends which can be snapped into place Syn: snap ring …   Wiktionary

  • circlip — [ sə:klɪp] noun Brit. a metal ring sprung into a slot in a bar to hold something in place. Origin early 20th cent.: blend of circle or circular and clip1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • circlip — /ˈsɜklɪp/ (say serklip) noun a spring ring which is split at one point so that it can be fitted into a circular recess in a shaft, spindle, etc., usually to hold a wheel or other moving part on the shaft. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • circlip pliers — See internal circlip pliers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pin circlip — See gudgeon pin circlip piston pin circlip wrist pin circlip …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • gudgeon pin circlip — A British term for piston pin circlip …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • piston pin circlip — A circlip which is used on either end of the piston pin to hold the pin in place …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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