noun \ˈtərn-ˌbə-kəl\

Definition of TURNBUCKLE

:  a device that usually consists of a link with screw threads at both ends, that is turned to bring the ends closer together, and that is used for tightening a rod or stay

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First Known Use of TURNBUCKLE

circa 1877


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