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toggle bolt

noun
1.
an anchor bolt having two hinged wings, ordinarily held open by a spring, for engaging the rough sides of a hole drilled in masonry or the inner surface of a hollow wall.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • Anchor flanged fitting with toggle bolt to steel support in frame walls.
  • Even a toggle bolt can pull through the wall sheathing if the demands are sufficient.
  • toggle bolt to hollow masonry of frame wall installed support.

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