Toggle iron
Toggle Tog"gle, v. t. (Computer programming) To change the value of (a program variable) by activating a toggle switch; as, to toggle the view from character to graphic mode; to toggle the keyboard input from insert to overtype mode. [PJC]

{Toggle iron}, a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned.

{Toggle joint}, an elbow or knee joint, consisting of two bars so connected that they may be brought quite or nearly into a straight line, and made to produce great endwise pressure, when any force is applied to bring them into this position.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • toggle iron — noun or toggle harpoon : a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when an animal is harpooned * * * toggle iron noun A harpoon with a toggle instead of barbs • • • Main Entry: ↑toggle * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toggle — Tog gle, v. t. (Computer programming) To change the value of (a program variable) by activating a toggle switch; as, to toggle the view from character to graphic mode; to toggle the keyboard input from insert to overtype mode. [PJC] {Toggle iron} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toggle joint — Toggle Tog gle, v. t. (Computer programming) To change the value of (a program variable) by activating a toggle switch; as, to toggle the view from character to graphic mode; to toggle the keyboard input from insert to overtype mode. [PJC]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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