turnbuckle

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noun turn·buck·le \ˈtərn-ˌbə-kəl\

Definition of turnbuckle

  1. :  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

Illustration of turnbuckle

Circa 1877

First Known Use of turnbuckle

circa 1877

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