- 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
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.