Turnbuckle


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turnbuckle

[′tərn‚bək·əl]
(design engineering)
A sleeve with a thread at one end and a swivel at the other, or with threads of opposite hands at each end so that by turning the sleeve connected rods or wire rope will be drawn together and tightened.

Turnbuckle

A coupling between the ends of two rods, with one having a left-hand and the other a right-hand thread. Rotation of the buckle adjusts the tension in the rods. A simpler type has only one right-hand thread, and a swivel at the other end.

turnbuckle

A device for connecting and tightening a line, rod, or stay; consists of a right screw and a left screw which are coupled by means of a link.
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