- 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.
- together with,
- toggle bolt,
- toggle iron,
- toggle joint,
- toggle switch,
- toghril beg
Origin of toggle
Examples from the Web for toggle
This knot may be instantly released by merely pulling out the toggle.Knots, Splices and Rope Work|A. Hyatt Verrill
Deston flipped a toggle and the solitary green light went out.Subspace Survivors|E. E. Smith
A few inches back of the toggle is a short piece of stout thong plaited in the bridle end.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
Then toggle or hook the gun-purchase to the outer bight of the slings, and sway away.Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy.|Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Originally a kind of toggle for the medicine-box or tobacco-pouch, carved out of wood or ivory.Myths & Legends of Japan|F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
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.