- Also called toggle rail.a wooden batten across the width of a flat, for strengthening the frame.
- Also called toggle iron.a metal device for fastening a toggle rail to a frame.
verb (used with object), tog·gled, tog·gling.
Origin of toggle
Examples from the Web for toggle
Historical Examples of toggle
Its toggle switch was at the “on” position, and it was lying on its side.The Untouchable
Stephen A. Kallis
The hatchet he had been using to cut a toggle was lying by his knee.Cat and Mouse
A handkerchief and toggle, or stick of any kind, is sometimes substituted.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Gliders were casting off their toggle hooks and swooping earthward.A Yankee Flier in Italy
Rutherford G. Montgomery
With a muttered curse, Merrick flipped a toggle and the scene dimmed.Turning Point
Word Origin for toggle
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 attested 1938.
1836, from toggle (n.). Related: Toggled; toggling.