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1. A pin, rod, or crosspiece fitted or inserted into a loop in a rope, chain, or strap to prevent slipping, to tighten, or to hold an attached object.
2. A device or an apparatus with a toggle joint.
v. tog·gled, tog·gling, tog·gles
To furnish or fasten with a toggle.
To alternate between two or more electronic, mechanical, or computer-related options, usually by the operation of a single switch or keystroke: toggled back and forth between two windows on the screen.
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a wooden peg or metal rod fixed crosswise through an eye at the end of a rope, chain, or cable, for fastening temporarily by insertion through an eye in another rope, chain, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a wooden or plastic bar-shaped button inserted through a loop for fastening
3. (Knots) a pin inserted into a nautical knot to keep it secure
4. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery a toggle joint or a device having such a joint
5. (tr) to supply or fasten with a toggle or toggles
6. (Computer Science) computing (often foll by: between) to switch to a different option, view, application, etc
[C18: of unknown origin]
n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a pin, bolt, or rod placed transversely through a chain, an eye or loop in a rope, etc., as to bind it temporarily to another chain or rope.
2. a toggle joint, or a device having one.
3. an ornamental, rod-shaped button for inserting into a large buttonhole, loop, or frog, used esp. on sports clothes.v.t.
4. to furnish with a toggle.
5. to bind or fasten with a toggle.
6. to control or manipulate with a toggle switch.v.i.
7. to shift back and forth between two settings or modes of computer operation by means of a key or programmed keystroke.
Past participle: toggled
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|Noun||1.||toggle - 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.||toggle - a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions|
DIP switch, dual inline package switch - (computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user
|3.||toggle - 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)|
|Verb||1.||toggle - provide with a toggle or toggles|
|2.||toggle - fasten with, or as if with, a toggle|
|3.||toggle - release by a toggle switch; "toggle a bomb from an airplane"|