Definition of turnbuckle in English:


Line breaks: turn|buckle
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnbʌkl


  • A coupling with internal screw threads used to connect two rods, lengths of boat’s rigging, etc. lengthwise or to regulate their length or tension.
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    • 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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