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turnbuckle

[ turn-buhk-uhl ]

noun

  1. 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.


turnbuckle

/ ˈtɜːnˌbʌkəl /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of turnbuckle1

First recorded in 1695–1705; turn + buckle

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Word History and Origins

Origin of turnbuckle1

C19: from turn + buckle

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Example Sentences

When the correct adjustment has been secured, the turnbuckle must be locked to prevent it from unscrewing.

Two large turnbuckle eye-bolts give still greater rigidity at the bottom.

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.

Make two collars out of wrought iron, the size depending upon the size of the turnbuckle.

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