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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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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Workers use turnbuckles to tension these rods to provide more rigidity to the stack.
Then we went to a local chandlery [marine store] and had them put stainless steel turnbuckles and other hardware on the cables.
8 1/8" cable eyes (use at connections on 1b and at each end of turnbuckles)
Other materials used were six steel pickets, 16 concrete blocks, scrap plywood, foam insulation, a 6, x 4, piece of heavy screen, three modified turnbuckles, 12 recycled grapestakes and some 8d and 16d nails.
The stairs are light maple and the railings are grey steel with tension wires and exposed turnbuckles, a Heikkinen and Komonen trademark.
Use MIL-L-23398 (solid film lube), NSN 9150-01-260-2534, or MIL-PRF-81302 Type II, NSN 8030-00-938-1947, on sliding components like hinges, turnbuckles, latches, and flap tracks.
The outside shell of the old tank had been reinforced with 1-inch steel bands - joined by turnbuckles - for restraining the interior force of water pressure.
After unlocking the doors, I remove the three turnbuckles that hold the roof closed.
(see "Glass," below) predrilled holes in wood Features like or steel posts and may be custom posts drawn tight with and aluminum turnbuckles or other railings add threaded tensioning cost.