toggle joint


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toggle joint a joint made by two arms attached by a pivot; used to apply pressure at the two ends by straightening the joint
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In literature:

The compressed air would fill the cylinders, forcing the gun to rise on toggle-jointed arms, so that the muzzle was above the bomb-proof wall.
"Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon" by Victor Appleton
Printing-press, invention of the toggle-joint, iii, 47.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Then Earl Stanhope in England invented a press entirely of iron, and the power consisted of the combination of a toggle joint and lever.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle

In news:

The pressure from the toggle clamp caused the 1/4-in.-thick sled base to deflect, which messed up the alignment of the rail-and-stile joints.