toggle bolt
noun Date: circa 1794 a bolt that has a nut with wings which close for passage through a small hole and spring open after passing through the hole to keep the bolt from slipping back through

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  • toggle bolt — noun a fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a hinged spring loaded toggle; used to fasten objects to hollow walls • Hypernyms: ↑fastener, ↑fastening, ↑holdfast, ↑fixing * * * noun : a bolt that has a nut with pivoted flanged wings that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • toggle bolt — tog′gle bolt n. bui a bolt anchored to a hole drilled through a hollow wall by two hinged wings fixed to the end of the bolt and opened by a spring • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • toggle bolt — an anchor bolt having two hinged wings, ordinarily held open by a spring, for engaging the rough sides of a hole drilled in masonry or the inner surface of a hollow wall. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • toggle — {{11}}toggle (n.) 1769, short pin passed through the eye of a rope, a nautical word of uncertain origin, perhaps a frequentative form of tog tug. Meaning a kind of wall fastener is recorded from 1934. Toggle bolt is from 1794; toggle switch first …   Etymology dictionary

  • toggle — noun 1》 a short plastic or wooden rod attached to one side of a garment, pushed through a loop on the other side to act as a fastener.     ↘a pin or other crosspiece put through the eye of a rope or a link of a chain to keep it in place.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • bolt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lock, latch, bar; thunderbolt, stroke, flash. See closure, light. v. dash, run [away]; winnow, sift; gobble, gulp. See escape, gluttony, velocity, food. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A rod used for… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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 — toggler, n. /tog euhl/, n., v., toggled, toggling. n. 1. a pin, bolt, or rod placed transversely through a chain, an eye or loop in a rope, etc., as to bind it temporarily to another chain or rope similarly treated. 2. a toggle joint, or a device …   Universalium

  • toggle — tog•gle [[t]ˈtɒg əl[/t]] n. v. gled, gling 1) bui a pin, bolt, or rod placed transversely through a chain, an eye or loop in a rope, etc., as to bind it temporarily to another chain or rope 2) bui a toggle joint, or a device having one 3) clo an… …   From formal English to slang

  • toggle — /ˈtɒgəl / (say toguhl) noun 1. a transverse pin, bolt, or rod placed through an eye of a rope, link of a chain, or the like, for various purposes. 2. a toggle joint, or a device equipped with one. 3. a small wooden bar around which a loop is… …   Australian English dictionary

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