toggle
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtɒɡ.əl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈtɑ.ɡəl/
Noun

toggle (plural toggles)

  1. (nautical) A wooden or metal pin, short rod, crosspiece or similar, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope or chain to be secured to any other loop, ring, or bight, e.g. a sea painter to a lifeboat.
  2. (in particular, fashion) A rod-shaped button bound with slack to the fabric.
  3. A toggle switch.
  4. An appliance for transmitting force at right angles to its direction.
  5. A horizontal piece of wood that is placed on a door, flat, or other wooden structure, but is not on one of the edges of the structure.
    • 1991, Kalton C. Lahue, ‎Cheryl Smith, Interior Lighting (page 19)
      Hooks come with screws for use in plaster or wood and toggles for use in wallboard.
  6. (skydiving) A loop of webbing or a dowel affixed to the end of the steering/brake lines of a parachute providing the pilot with a means of control.
Translations Verb

toggle (toggles, present participle toggling; past and past participle toggled)

  1. To alternate between two positions using a single switch or lever.
    Clicking a button will alternately toggle its light on OR off.
  2. To switch between alternate states.
    toggle to lower/upper case
    You can quickly toggle the case of selected text by pressing Alt+C.
  3. (nautical, transitive) To fix like a toggle iron; to fix fast.
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