Automotive Dictionary: Cotter Pin

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Automotive Dictionary: Cotter Pin
Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Cotter Pin


Metal or plastic key fitting into a slot or hole to join two components. The pin may be wedge-shaped to give an interference fit, or rely on external pressure to hold it in place, as with a collet.
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