Definition of Turnbuckle

1. Noun. An oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension.

Generic synonyms: Coupler, Coupling



Definition of Turnbuckle

1. n. A loop or sleeve with a screw thread at one end and a swivel at the other, -- used for tightening a rod, stay, etc.

Definition of Turnbuckle

1. Noun. A coupling device consisting of two eyelets or other connection points connected in screw threads. The joint in between can be turned to shorten or lengthen the device with mechanical advantage provided by the screw threads. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A link threaded on both ends of a short bar which is used to pull objects together. (FM 55-501) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turnbuckle

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turnbuckle

turnability
turnable
turnably
turnabout
turnabout is fair play
turnabouts
turnaround
turnaround time
turnarounds
turnback
turnbacks
turnboy
turnboys
turnbroach
turnbroaches
turnbuckle (current term)
turnbuckles
turnbull's blue
turncloak
turncloaks
turncoat
turncoats
turncock
turncocks
turndown
turndowns
turndun
turnduns
turneaureite
turned

Literary usage of Turnbuckle

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1. River Discharge: Prepared for the Use of Engineers and Students by John Clayton Hoyt, Nathan Clifford Grover (1916)
"turnbuckle.—A turnbuckle for use in taking up sag, having a capacity of 2 to 6 feet, should be inserted in the cable on the side of the river from which the ..."

2. River Discharge by John Clayton Hoyt, Nathan Clifford Grover (1914)
"A turnbuckle for use in taking up sag, having a capacity of 2 to 6 feet, should be inserted in the cable on the side of the river from which the engineer ..."

3. Boat Sailing in Fair Weather and Foul by Ahmed John Kenealy (1905)
"WIRE has entirely superseded rope for standing rigging, and dead- eyes and lanyards are fast giving way before the advance of the turnbuckle. ..."

4. Pipe Fitting Charts for Steam & Hot Water: Also Galvanized Iron Piping for by William Gage Snow (1912)
"76a and 760 show a hanger neat in design and of pleasing appearance when in place, the necessary adjustment being secured by means of the turnbuckle. Fig. ..."

5. ABC of Aviation: A Complete, Practical Treatise Outlining Clearly the by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1918)
"... easily be tightened by inserting a pin in the turnbuckle body and, ... iron wire through the turnbuckle body and then wrapping it through and around the ..."

6. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"A rigid rule to follow in treatment of turnbuckles is never to subject turnbuckle eyes to heat, as they are carefully tempered. ..."

7. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"The turnbuckle is no stronger than its threads. Turn- buckles are required to have the following minimum strength under tension: Size No. ..."

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