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 support, handle, linkage, lever, etc.
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How to use toggle joint in a sentence
The shank of the bit is gripped and released by the jaws J, J, worked through a toggle joint by movements of the disk D.
You can easily apply all the pressure required by using two short boards on the principle of the toggle-joint.Woodworking for Beginners | Charles Gardner Wheeler
The hook lever operates on the long spring of the group of switch springs by means of a toggle joint in an obvious manner.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 | Kempster Miller
The ends of these arms being curved roll together, the arrangement forming in effect a rolling toggle joint.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II | Joshua Rose
By stepping upon this toggle-joint at its apex, the floor-board will be forced into place.Woodworking for Beginners | Charles Gardner Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for toggle joint
a device consisting of two arms pivoted at a common joint and at their outer ends and used to apply pressure by straightening the angle between the two arms
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