Definition of turnbuckle in English:

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turnbuckle

Pronunciation: /ˈtərnˌbəkəl/

noun

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A coupling with female screw threads used to connect two rods, lengths of boat rigging, etc., lengthwise and to regulate their length or tension.
Example sentences
  • The bolt connects the elevator-control-cable turnbuckles to the push rods.
  • Instead of putting fittings and turnbuckles on the streamlined tie-rod, he bent it and welded it to the spar of the stabilizer.
  • This exposure in part accounts for the nautical know-how of his early sculptures, which were sometimes built like boats or internally rigged with cables and turnbuckles.

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Syllabification: turn·buck·le

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