• Boat Knot.  Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch  Half Hitch  Timber Hitch
    Boat Knot. Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch Half Hitch Timber Hitch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v toggle release by a toggle switch "toggle a bomb from an airplane"
    • v toggle fasten with, or as if with, a toggle
    • v toggle provide with a toggle or toggles
    • n 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)
    • n toggle a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
    • n 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Toggle A toggle switch.
    • Toggle (Naut) A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.
    • Toggle (Mach) Two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toggle A bar spanning (within) an opening in a tank or other structure, to which a lifting chain or sling can be secured in order to lift the structure. Also toggle-pin.
    • toggle To fasten (skins) together with wooden pins. Modern Amer.
    • toggle To lift or attach to a hoisting chain by means of a cross-bar inserted in a hole or angle. The bar or toggle is inserted in the hole by passing it in parallel to the lifting chain. When in place it is turned at right angles and spans the hole or opening, and receives the stress of lifting. The toggle-bar must be longer than the diameter of the hole, or the space across the span of the opening used.
    • n toggle Nautical, a pin placed through the bight or eye of a rope, block-strap, or bolt, to keep it in its place, or to put the bight or eye of another rope upon, and thus secure them both together; also, a pin passed through a link of a chain which is itself passed through a link of the same or a different chain.
    • n toggle Two rods or plates hinged together by a toggle-joint: a mechanical device for transmitting force or pressure at a right angle with its direction. See toggle-joint. and cut under stone-breaker.
    • toggle To fix or fasten (itself in something) like a toggle-iron; used reflexively, to stick fast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toggle tog′l (naut.) a short bar of wood, tapering from the middle towards each end, placed in an eye at the end of a rope, to keep the end from passing through a loop or knot: an appliance for transmitting force at right angles to its direction
    • v.t Toggle to fix like a toggle-iron: to fix fast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Tug


In literature:

If Baree got into one trap he would get into others and there would be no use of toggles.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
Attached by large buttons, toggles or lampwick braces, they reached as high as the lower part of the chest.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Two hands went to each of the halliards, while, as the sail rose, Tom Virtue fastened the toggles round the mast.
"Among Malay Pirates" by G. A. Henty
Two hands went to each of the halliards, while, as the sail rose, Tom Virtue fastened the toggles round the mast.
"Tales of Daring and Danger" by George Alfred Henty
Jean had toggled his team with a stout length of babeesh on the mountain top and he was looking back when Howland turned toward him.
"The Danger Trail" by James Oliver Curwood
This knot may be instantly released by merely pulling out the toggle.
"Knots, Splices and Rope Work" by A. Hyatt Verrill
It was impossible to load the total bulk upon one 12-ft. sledge, and so two 9-ft. sledges were taken, one toggled on behind the other.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
As soon as he was below the deck, Christy closed the scuttle, and secured it with the toggle.
"Taken by the Enemy" by Oliver Optic
Then he slapped in the clip and yanked up on the toggle loading the chamber.
"Time and Time Again" by Henry Beam Piper
When she called he groggily opened one eye half way, and fumbled for the toggle-switch.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
He reached up to a wall toggle, turned a small air-circulating fan on and off.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
Being a toggle-boy was far from easy work.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
The remainder of the morning was spent in fitting up the lobster-traps with warps, toggles, and buoys.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Three registers of toggle switches are available on the Console.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
Hunter jerked down the response toggle.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Hence, each pair of rudders was toggled together by a cross-yoke.
"Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran" by Howard I. Chapelle
A snarl of disgust, a toggle switch snapped, a flickering teevie screen.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
Maybe now all they needed to do was flip the right toggles.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Bury the toggles carefully the length of the chains from the traps and dig a hollow for the traps to set in.
"Wolf and Coyote Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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:

Young Coloradans toggle between economy, social issues in election.
AT&T Toggle For Android, Blackberry, iOS.
Toshiba Offers Double Data Rate Toggle Mode NAND.
AT&T works on expanding Toggle BYOD service to PCs, Macs.
Picture 1 of 68 Toggle.
The main toggle switch also has a little trick up its sleeve.
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Picture 1 of 63 Toggle.
Picture 1 of 56 Toggle.
Just toggle the cuts "off" or "on" and watch your potential tax bill rise or fall.
Picture 1 of 8 Toggle.
Picture 1 of 33 Toggle.
Picture 1 of 12 Toggle.
It may be that some of the toggle functionality will be reserved for RTI-branded products.

In science:

The graph pictured to the left of G′′ is ((G′′ )x cru )r ; the gray boxes indicate the toggling of loops and non-loop edges within Pw and Pv .
A bracket polynomial for graphs, IV. Undirected Euler circuits, graph-links and multiply marked graphs
In our random walk setting, we can imagine each site in the interval to be either open or closed, and the random walker toggling a site on each visit (from open to closed and vice versa) before it exits the interval.
On the range, local times and periodicity of random walk on an interval
In general, such non-trivial migration cost needs to be taken into account when toggling servers.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
The optical beam at the output randomly toggles between two intensity levels with a well-defined clock signal.
All-Optical Quantum Random Bit Generation from Intrinsically Binary Phase of Parametric Oscillators
Blocking and unblocking the pump resulted in random toggling between these two patterns.
All-Optical Quantum Random Bit Generation from Intrinsically Binary Phase of Parametric Oscillators
Note that an adjustment to the calculation of q must be made when toggling the graph when less than two edges are present in the network.
Exponential-family Random Network Models
D1 and D2 in the two output paths toggle the switch S between its two states (c).
A Fast and Compact Quantum Random Number Generator
Therefore ∆in (b) toggles from being an increasing to a decreasing function depending upon the sign of z .
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
However, we are free to choose any loop C (θ, ϕ) in the (θ, ϕ)parameter space, and we can choose a loop which toggles between θ and ϕ.
Holonomic quantum computation in decoherence-free subspaces
If N is an edge manifold, then either S ∩ N is aligned (Figure 4.2), or S ∩ N is a toggle (Figure 4.3).
Stabilizations of Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds
Note that AW has a spanning disk in N given by the toggle.
Stabilizations of Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds
The toggle gives spanning disks in N for the components of W ∩ Θ′ .
Stabilizations of Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds
If S ′ ∩ N is a toggle, then any tube isotoped into N is trivial.
Stabilizations of Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds
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Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
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Introduction to Randomness and Statistics