turn·​buck·​le | \ ˈtərn-ˌbə-kəl How to pronounce turnbuckle (audio) \

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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Examples of turnbuckle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chris Jericho was roundly booed throughout this match, flipped off the crowd in response, intimidated Aubrey Edwards and even undid a turnbuckle. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Virgil takes out two of the creatures, but then one comes flying in from atop a cabinet like it’s the top turnbuckle of a WWE ring. Richard Rys, Vulture, 26 Sep. 2021 This includes a cable and a turnbuckle to keep it in place during the winter time. Chris Hachey, BGR, 18 May 2021 Franco celebrated by jumping on a turnbuckle in a corner of the ring and raising his fists in the air to a cheering crowd. John Whisler, ExpressNews.com, 12 Jan. 2020 In the end, Becky ended up sending Sasha off the top turnbuckle with a suplex into a pile of chairs that Sasha had set up for the win. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, 7 Oct. 2019 There are no ropes or turnbuckles, forcing the action to be real, raw, and authentic. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, 13 Sep. 2019 This started a brawl outside the ring, which resulted in Rollins getting the advantage, placing Lesnar on the Spanish announce table, and then hitting a Frog Splash from the top turnbuckle onto Lesnar. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, 12 Aug. 2019 While the ref tried to get Anderson out of the ring, Gallows attacked, hanging Ricochet on the top turnbuckle. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, 15 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of turnbuckle

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of turnbuckle was circa 1877

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“Turnbuckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnbuckle. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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