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tog·gle

 (tŏg′əl)
n.
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
v.tr.
To furnish or fasten with a toggle.
v.intr.
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.

[Origin unknown.]

toggle

(ˈtɒɡəl)
n
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
vb
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]
ˈtoggler n

tog•gle

(ˈtɒg əl)

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.
[1760–70]
tog′gler, n.

toggle


Past participle: toggled
Gerund: toggling

Imperative
toggle
toggle
Present
I toggle
you toggle
he/she/it toggles
we toggle
you toggle
they toggle
Preterite
I toggled
you toggled
he/she/it toggled
we toggled
you toggled
they toggled
Present Continuous
I am toggling
you are toggling
he/she/it is toggling
we are toggling
you are toggling
they are toggling
Present Perfect
I have toggled
you have toggled
he/she/it has toggled
we have toggled
you have toggled
they have toggled
Past Continuous
I was toggling
you were toggling
he/she/it was toggling
we were toggling
you were toggling
they were toggling
Past Perfect
I had toggled
you had toggled
he/she/it had toggled
we had toggled
you had toggled
they had toggled
Future
I will toggle
you will toggle
he/she/it will toggle
we will toggle
you will toggle
they will toggle
Future Perfect
I will have toggled
you will have toggled
he/she/it will have toggled
we will have toggled
you will have toggled
they will have toggled
Future Continuous
I will be toggling
you will be toggling
he/she/it will be toggling
we will be toggling
you will be toggling
they will be toggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been toggling
you have been toggling
he/she/it has been toggling
we have been toggling
you have been toggling
they have been toggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been toggling
you will have been toggling
he/she/it will have been toggling
we will have been toggling
you will have been toggling
they will have been toggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been toggling
you had been toggling
he/she/it had been toggling
we had been toggling
you had been toggling
they had been toggling
Conditional
I would toggle
you would toggle
he/she/it would toggle
we would toggle
you would toggle
they would toggle
Past Conditional
I would have toggled
you would have toggled
he/she/it would have toggled
we would have toggled
you would have toggled
they would have toggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
program line, instruction, statement, command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
2.toggle - a hinged switch that can assume either of two positionstoggle - 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
electric switch, electrical switch, switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
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)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)
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Verb1.toggle - provide with a toggle or toggles
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.toggle - fasten with, or as if with, a toggletoggle - fasten with, or as if with, a toggle
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
3.toggle - release by a toggle switchtoggle - release by a toggle switch; "toggle a bomb from an airplane"
let go, let go of, release, relinquish - release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
Translations
lülitamalülitivahetama
kytkin

toggle

[ˈtɒgl]
A. N (on coat) → botón m alargado de madera
B. CPD toggle key N (Comput) → tecla f de conmutación binaria
toggle switch N (Elec) → conmutador m de palanca

toggle

[ˈtɒgəl] nbrandebourg mtoggle key ntouche f à basculetoggle switch ninterrupteur m à bascule

toggle

nKnebel m; (on clothes) → Knebelknopf m; (on tent) → Seilzug m
vi (Comput) → hin- und herschalten, ein-/ausschalten

toggle

:
toggle button
n (Comput) → Umschaltfläche f
toggle key
n (Comput) → Umschalttaste f
toggle switch
nKipp(hebel)schalter m

toggle

[ˈtɒgl] n (on coat) → olivetta
References in classic literature ?
He leapt up on the seat, and, at imminent risk of falling headlong, released the grapnel-rope from the toggle that held it, sprang on to the trail rope and disengaged that also.
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So, formal adoption was delayed until 1908, by which time the fiat springs had been replaced with more reliable coiled springs and installation of a device that held open the toggle after the last shot was fired.
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Milacron describes its Magna Toggle MTH series as suitable for "processors looking for a strong machine at a more attainable price point" and says it is "targeted toward processors who may be weighing the pros and cons of buying used hydraulic machinery, or who prefer hydraulics versus all-electric for their ability to deliver more speed and better performance in certain applications.
The Procyon has a truly ambidextrous toggle switch for intuitive activation in even the most crucial, stressful moments.
A variety of new toggle clamps with safety locks are available in five sizes, with holding capacities from 360 to 7,500 lb, with a threaded U-bolt for adjustability and a matching latch plate.