- a link or sleeve with a swivel at one end and an internal screw thread at the other, or with an internal screw thread at each end, used as a means of uniting or coupling, and of tightening, two parts, as the ends of two rods.
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Grasp the turnbuckle with a pair of tongs and place the end in the fire.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals
Charles Conrad Sleffel
When the correct adjustment has been secured, the turnbuckle must be locked to prevent it from unscrewing.
A latch is not a turnbuckle, and no ironmonger's apprentice would confound the two.
Turnbuckle—A form of wire-tightener, consisting of a barrel into each end of which is screwed an eyebolt.
Wire, Locking—A wire used to prevent a turnbuckle barrel or other fitting from losing its adjustment.
- an open mechanical sleeve usually having a swivel at one end and a thread at the other to enable a threaded wire or rope to be tightened