Definition of Toggle

1. Noun. Any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time.




2. Verb. Provide with a toggle or toggles.
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Noun. A hinged switch that can assume either of two positions.

4. Verb. Fasten with, or as if with, a toggle.
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

5. Noun. A fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable).
Generic synonyms: Fastener, Fastening, Fixing, Holdfast

6. Verb. Release by a toggle switch. "Toggle a bomb from an airplane"
Generic synonyms: Let Go, Let Go Of, Release, Relinquish

Definition of Toggle

1. n. A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.

Definition of Toggle

1. Noun. A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop, ring, or bight. ¹

2. Noun. A kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A wooden or metal pin, short rod, crosspiece or similar used for securing a loop in a rope or chain, etc. (often temporarily) to another, e.g. a sea painter to a lifeboat. (FM 55-501) ¹

4. Noun. A toggle switch; a switch, usually with two positions, activated by a lever; an on/off switch. ¹

5. Noun. (context: Scouting) A circle of leather, plastic (Cub Scouts) etc, resembling a napkin holder to keep the neckerchief in place. ¹

6. Verb. to alternate between two positions using a single switch or lever. ¹

7. Verb. to switch between alternate states. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toggle

1. to fasten with a type of pin or short rod [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Toggle

1. 1. A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes. 2. Two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint. 3. A toggle switch. Toggle, v. T. (Computer programming) To change the value of (a program variable) by activating a toggle switch. Toggle iron, a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned. Toggle joint, an elbow or knee joint, consisting of two bars so connected that they may be brought quite or nearly into a straight line, and made to produce great endwise pressure, when any force is applied to bring them into this position. Toggle switch, (Elec) an electrical switch operated by pushing a lever through a small angle of deflection. The lever has a spring which returns it to its original position after the pressure applied by the operator is released. (Computer programming) A mechanism for acquiring input from an operator, such that taking some action (such as pressing a function key on a keyboard) will cause a program variable to take a new value. The values are usually changed in cyclic fashion, so that a certain number of activations of the toggle returns the variable to its initial value. When there are two values to the variable, each activation of the toggle causes the variable to assume the alternate value. Origin: Cf. Tug Alternative forms: toggel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toggle

togeather
toged
togemans
toges
together
togetherness
togethernesses
togey
togged
togged up
toggeries
toggery
togging
togglability
togglable
toggle (current term)
toggle bolt
toggle iron
toggle joint
toggle switch
toggleable
toggled
toggler
togglers
toggles
toggling
toght
togo
togrind
togrog

Literary usage of Toggle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"toggle-joint. An elbow-joint. A joint formed by two pieces articulating endways, ... See also toggle-PRESS. of the toggle varies, as will be seen in the ..."

2. Aboriginal American Harpoons: A Study in Ethnic Distribution and Invention by Otis Tufton Mason (1902)
"Hinged toggle head, east Greenland 238 24. toggle head, west Greenland ... toggle head, west Greenland 241 26. toggle and barbed harpoon head, west Om'nland ..."

3. At Home in the Wilderness: Being Full Instructions how to Get Along, and to by John Keast Lord (1867)
"Sleigh-gear put together with this simple contrivance can be taken to pieces, lengthened or shortened, with- RI.VO AND ' toggle.' out the g^test trouble; ..."

4. Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis by Ethelbert Favary (1922)
"Another type of single plate clutch where a toggle wedge is employed to apply pressure between the friction plate shoes and the single steel disk is shown ..."

5. Mechanical Movements, Powers, Devices and Appliances, Used in Constructive by Gardner Dexter Hiscox (1899)
"toggle-BAR PRESS.—The rotation of the disc a by the lever handle brings the ... The toggle bars have spherical ends fitted to spherical cups in the top and ..."

6. The Whale Fishery and Its Appliances by James Temple Brown (1883)
"toggle-IKON. Head and portion of shank of toggle-iron. toggle pivoted between the cheeks of shank. toggle has two barbs; one front and rear. ..."

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