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ˈtɒg əltog·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. togglenoun

    any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time

  2. toggle switch, toggle, on-off switch, on/off switchnoun

    a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions

  3. toggleverb

    a fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)

  4. toggleverb

    provide with a toggle or toggles

  5. toggleverb

    fasten with, or as if with, a toggle

  6. toggleverb

    release by a toggle switch

    "toggle a bomb from an airplane"

Wiktionary

  1. togglenoun

    A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop, ring, or bight.

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

  2. togglenoun

    A kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

  3. togglenoun

    A wooden or metal pin, short rod, crosspiece or similar used for securing a loop in a rope or chain, etc. (often temporarily) to another, e.g. a sea painter to a lifeboat. (FM 55-501)

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

  4. togglenoun

    A toggle switch; a switch, usually with two positions, activated by a lever; an on/off switch.

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

  5. togglenoun

    A circle of leather, plastic (Cub Scouts) etc, resembling a napkin holder to keep the neckerchief in place.

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

  6. toggleverb

    to alternate between two positions using a single switch or lever.

    Clicking a button will alternately toggle its light on OR off.

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

  7. toggleverb

    to switch between alternate states.

    Etymology: Of origin. Possible alteration of

Webster Dictionary

  1. Togglenoun

    a wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes

  2. Togglenoun

    two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. toggle

    To change a bit from whatever state it is in to the other state; to change from 1 to 0 or from 0 to 1. This comes from ‘toggle switches’, such as standard light switches, though the word toggle actually refers to the mechanism that keeps the switch in the position to which it is flipped rather than to the fact that the switch has two positions. There are four things you can do to a bit: set it (force it to be 1), clear (or zero) it, leave it alone, or toggle it. (Mathematically, one would say that there are four distinct boolean-valued functions of one boolean argument, but saying that is much less fun than talking about toggling bits.)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. toggle

    A strong pin of wood, sometimes used instead of a hook in fixing a tackle, or it is put through the bight or eye of a rope, bolt, or block-strop, to keep it in its place. In ships of war it is usual to fix toggles upon the running parts of the topsail-sheets, the jears, &c., when preparing for action, so that if the rope is shot away below, the toggle may stop the yard from coming down. The toggle is used in masting operations, in securing the standing part of fore and main sheets, but especially in whaling operations, cutting in, flensing, &c., a hole is cut in the blubber, the eye of the purchase strop passed through and toggled. In cold weather especially it is preferred to the hook, which at low temperatures is apt to snap suddenly, and is, moreover, heavier to handle. The term is also used for putting the bights of the sheets in the beckets. (See BECKET.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of toggle in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Newsom:

    I deeply understand the stress and anxiety that people have, that entire dreams have been torn asunder because of the shutdowns, their savings account depleted and their credit ratings destroyed, the question is, how do you toggle back and make meaningful modifications to the stay-at-home order ?

Images & Illustrations of toggle

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