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toggle

noun tog·gle \ ˈtä-gəl \

Definition of toggle

1 :a piece or device for holding or securing: such as
a :a pin inserted in a nautical knot to make it more secure or easier to slip
b :a crosspiece attached to the end of or to a loop in something (such as a chain, rope, line, strap, or belt) usually to prevent slipping, to serve in twisting or tightening, or to hold something attached
2 :a device consisting of two bars jointed together end to end but not in line so that when a force is applied to the joint tending to straighten it pressure will be exerted on the parts adjacent or fixed to the outer ends of the bars; also :a device with a joint using a toggle

Examples of toggle in a Sentence

  1. Instead of buttons, the jacket has toggles.

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Origin and Etymology of toggle

origin unknown


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toggle

verb

Definition of toggle

toggled; toggling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to fasten with or as if with a toggle
2 :to furnish with a toggle
intransitive verb
:to switch between two options especially of an electronic device usually by pressing a single button or a simple key combination

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First Known Use of toggle

1836

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TOGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

toggle

noun

Definition of toggle for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of wood, plastic, metal, etc., that is pushed through a loop or hole to fasten one part of something to another part

  • computers : a setting that can be switched between two different options by pressing a single key, making a single choice from a menu, etc.


toggle

verb

Definition of toggle for English Language Learners

  • computers : to switch between two options by pressing a single key, making a single choice from a menu, etc.



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