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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.
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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.
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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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