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toggle joint

noun, Machinery
1.
any of various devices consisting basically of a rod that can be inserted into an object and then manipulated so that the inserted part spreads, becomes offset, or turns at a right angle to the exterior part, allowing it to be used as a support, handle, linkage, lever, etc.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for toggle joint

toggle joint

noun
1.
a device consisting of two arms pivoted at a common joint and at their outer ends and used to apply pressure by straightening the angle between the two arms
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