- The definition of a toggle is a rod, bolt or pin that's put through the hole of a chain or rope to fasten or tighten.
An example of a toggle is a rod and circle clasp of a necklace.
- Toggle is defined as to go back and forth between two choices.
An example of toggle is moving the switch on a light switch up or down to turn the lights on or off.
- a pin, rod, etc. for insertion between the strands or through a loop of a rope, through a link of a chain, etc. to make an attachment, prevent slipping, or facilitate tightening or twisting
- toggle bolt
- a toggle joint or a device having one
- Comput. a key or command for switching between two settings or options, typically on and off
Origin of toggleprobably naut. variant, variety of dialect, dialectal tuggle, frequentative of tug
transitive verb-·gled, -·gling
- A pin, rod, or crosspiece fitted or inserted into a loop in a rope, chain, or strap to prevent slipping, to tighten, or to hold an attached object.
- A device or an apparatus with a toggle joint.
verbtog·gled, tog·gling, tog·gles
Origin of toggleOrigin unknown
- (nautical) A wooden or metal pin, short rod, crosspiece or similar, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope or chain to be secured to any other loop, ring, or bight, e.g. a sea painter to a lifeboat.
- (in particular, fashion) A rod-shaped button bound with slack to the fabric.
- A toggle switch.
- (Scouting) A circle of leather, plastic (Cub Scouts) etc, resembling a napkin holder to keep the neckerchief in place.
- A horizontal piece of wood that is placed on a door, flat, or other wooden structure, but is not on one of the edges of the structure.
(third-person singular simple present toggles, present participle toggling, simple past and past participle toggled)
Of uncertain origin. Possible alteration of tug (“to pull") +"Ž -le
toggle - Computer Definition
To alternate back and forth between two states by pressing or clicking the same button. For example, the "Last" button on a TV remote control alternates between the last two TV channels selected. In Windows, pressing Alt-Tab switches the user between the last two open application windows that were selected. See toggle switch.