A forked part, having transverse hole(s) or slot(s) in each arm (prong) to accommodate a bolt, pin, or the like, and having a connection facility opposite the fork. it is designed to be attached to a shaft, rod, turnbuckle or the like by welding, threading, and/or pinning. may include provisions for locking. see also yoke, universal joint and connector, rod end. for items specifically designed for aviation, see clevis, rod end, aviation.