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]

{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 joint — n. a knee shaped joint consisting of two bars pivoted together at one end: when pressure is put on the joint to straighten it, opposite, outward pressures are transmitted to the open ends …   English World dictionary

  • toggle joint — noun a joint made by two arms attached by a pivot; used to apply pressure at the two ends by straightening the joint • Hypernyms: ↑joint * * * noun 1. : a device consisting of two bars jointed together end to end but not in line so that when a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • toggle joint — /ˈtɒgəl dʒɔɪnt/ (say toguhl joynt) noun a V shaped joint made of two arms each of which can move around the bolt which joins an end of each to an end of the other; applying force to straighten this joint causes the unattached ends to move apart… …   Australian English dictionary

  • toggle joint — Mach. any of various devices consisting basically of a rod that can be inserted into an object and then manipulated so that the inserted part spreads, becomes offset, or turns at a right angle to the exterior part, allowing it to be used as a… …   Universalium

  • toggle-joint press — noun or toggle press : a punch press operated by a toggle joint called also knuckle press …   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 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toggle — [täg′əl] n. [prob. naut. var. of dial. tuggle, freq. of TUG] 1. a rod, pin, or bolt for insertion between the strands or through a loop of a rope, through a link of a chain, etc. to make an attachment, prevent slipping, or tighten by twisting:… …   English World dictionary

  • Toggle — Tog gle, n. [Cf. {Tug}.] [Written also {toggel}.] 1. (Naut.) A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toggle — n. & v. n. 1 a device for fastening (esp. a garment), consisting of a crosspiece which can pass through a hole or loop in one position but not in another. 2 a pin or other crosspiece put through the eye of a rope, a link of a chain, etc., to keep …   Useful english dictionary

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