Definition of "toggle" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • A device or an apparatus with a toggle joint. (noun)
  • To furnish or fasten with a toggle. (verb-transitive)
  • 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. (verb-intransitive)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A wooden or plastic bar-shaped button inserted through a loop for fastening (noun)
  • A pin inserted into a nautical knot to keep it secure (noun)
  • A toggle joint or a device having such a joint (noun)
  • To supply or fasten with a toggle or toggles (verb)
  • To switch to a different option, view, application, etc (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "toggle" in a sentence
  • "The toggle is a little wooden case into which a peg, joining the ends of the two lower lines of the bridle, is set in such a way that a jerk on the line will free it, causing the log to lie flat so that it can be hauled in."
  • "The technology, called toggle-mode DDR, is also a rival to the"
  • "The company sold $250 million of so-called toggle debt due in May 2020 on Nov. 20 that allows it to pay a 10.5 percent interest rate either in cash or notes for the first five years."