turnbuckle

noun turn·buck·le \ ˈtərn-ˌbə-kəl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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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