- 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 toggled
For the past week, I've toggled between Morning Phase and Top 40 radio, trying to answer that question.
Scott toggled back and forth between preacher mode—he opened with the lyrics to “Amazing Grace”—and chatty, story-telling mode.Ted’s Excellent Adventure: How Cruz Rocked the Value Voters Summit|Michelle Cottle|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"You can't know anything more about it until you have been toggled," replied Shuffles.Outward Bound|Oliver Optic
To the halliards was toggled another ensign, somewhat similar in design but infinitely cleaner in its records and traditions.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
The four rudders, toggled in pairs, are shown in both the lines and inboard drawings, but the shape is different in the two plans.
Hence, each pair of rudders was toggled together by a cross-yoke.
So I toggled up the sleeping-bag and retired worn out into my own.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
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.