noun tog·gle \ˈtä-gəl\

: a small piece of wood, plastic, metal, etc., that is pushed through a loop or hole to fasten one part of something to another part

computers : a setting that can be switched between two different options by pressing a single key, making a single choice from a menu, etc.

Full Definition of TOGGLE

:  a piece or device for holding or securing: as
a :  a pin inserted in a nautical knot to make it more secure or easier to slip
b :  a crosspiece attached to the end of or to a loop in something (as a chain, rope, line, strap, or belt) usually to prevent slipping, to serve in twisting or tightening, or to hold something attached
:  a device consisting of two bars jointed together end to end but not in line so that when a force is applied to the joint tending to straighten it pressure will be exerted on the parts adjacent or fixed to the outer ends of the bars; also :  a device with a joint using a toggle

Origin of TOGGLE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1775

Rhymes with TOGGLE



computers : to switch between two options by pressing a single key, making a single choice from a menu, etc.

tog·gledtog·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of TOGGLE

transitive verb
:  to fasten with or as if with a toggle
:  to furnish with a toggle
intransitive verb
:  to switch between two options especially of an electronic device usually by pressing a single button or a simple key combination

First Known Use of TOGGLE


Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

Rhymes with TOGGLE


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