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Toggle  v. t.  (Computer programming) To change the value of (a program variable) by activating a toggle switch; as, to toggle the view from character to graphic mode; to toggle the keyboard input from insert to overtype mode.
Toggle iron, a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned.
Toggle joint, an elbow or knee joint, consisting of two bars so connected that they may be brought quite or nearly into a straight line, and made to produce great endwise pressure, when any force is applied to bring them into this position.

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"Toggle" Quotes from Famous Books

... desk, clicked the transmitter and receiver switches on and off, moved a rheostat or two. He reached up to a wall toggle, turned a small air-circulating fan on and off. "Everything else seems ...
— Breaking Point • James E. Gunn

... five minutes the large bull came up again for breath, with both lines still fast to him; the one in the regular way, or attached to the harpoon, and the other jammed in the jaws of the animal by means of the harpoon and staff, which formed a sort of toggle at the angle of his enormous mouth. In consequence of feeling this unusual tenant, the fish compressed its jaws together, thus rendering the fastening so much the more secure. As both boats had let run line freely while the ...
— The Sea Lions - The Lost Sealers • James Fenimore Cooper

... wherry back to the raft, he pulled the string attached to the toggle, and drew it ...
— Haste and Waste • Oliver Optic

... patterns, but I can, and I did, make plans of ground and first-floor levels, a section and back and front elevations, all to a scale of one inch to the foot exactly. I also made a full-size detail of a toggle-and-cinch gear linking the upper storey ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Nov. 14, 1917 • Various

... a toggle and springs and levers for operating a drag saw has been patented by Mr. Harvey Hughes, of Wheat Ridge, Ohio. The saw, while properly guided, is free to move up or down without ...
— Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879 • Various

... consists of a reel, line, toggle and chip. Usually a second glass is used for measuring time. The chip is the triangular piece of wood ballasted with lead to ride point up. The toggle is a little wooden case into which a peg, joining the ends of the two lower lines of the bridle, is set ...
— Lectures in Navigation • Ernest Gallaudet Draper

... have said before, headed up therein, an aperture being cut in the two halves of the head just sufficient to admit his neck; and the cask was then slung by a whip from the main-yard-arm, and secured by a toggle, the withdrawal of which at the right moment, by means of a lanyard, enabled the cask to be dropped gently, right end up, in the water, where it floated, with its inmate a helpless prisoner, to be ...
— The Pirate Slaver - A Story of the West African Coast • Harry Collingwood

... was setting beyond the little lake as Barney drew the shades over the cabin window again. Dr. McAllen was half inside the built-in closet at the moment, fitting a pair of toggle switches to the concealed ...
— Gone Fishing • James H. Schmitz

Words linked to "Toggle" :   program line, release, command, fix, fastening, fixing, relinquish, supply, fastener, statement, provide, dual inline package switch, let go of, on/off switch, electrical switch, on-off switch, secure, toggle switch, DIP switch, switch, electric switch, instruction

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