from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metal coupling device consisting of an oblong piece internally threaded at both ends into which the corresponding sections of two threaded rods are screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for tension or length.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coupling device consisting of two eyelets or other connection points connected in screw threads. The joint in between can be turned to shorten or lengthen the device with mechanical advantage provided by the screw threads.
- n. A link threaded on both ends of a short bar which is used to pull objects together. (FM 55-501)
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The other end of each shroud and backstay is attached to an adjustable device called a turnbuckle.
Curved glass should allow players to deflect or roll away from the so-called turnbuckle instead of striking it hard with potential dangerous injuries.
Last Wednesday morning in a renovated turnbuckle factory in Park Slope, six female performers with significant deltoids were warming up on trapeze swings when a neighborhood man wandered in through the studio's barn-like doors.
As the opening bells of "Barry Horowitz" rang, the 320-pound, ginger-bearded behemoth patted himself on the back before launching off the proverbial turnbuckle onto wack emcees.
And now that Tim Pawlenty is jumping in the race, the appeal of the 2012 GOP field is plummeting faster than Randy Savage from the top turnbuckle rest in peace, Macho Man.
Huge explosions, rockets the size of tractor trailers, getting hit with a folding chair, and running head first into the turnbuckle never did more than temporary damage, presumably because both Godzillas are "scientific" wrestlers.
I had probably been a professional wrestling fan for the better part of three years at the time, though I heard stories about angering my mother as I turned the couch into a top turnbuckle at an earlier age.
The self-styled "Macho Man" demolished opponents with flying elbow drops launched from a top turnbuckle, and then gloried in the boos of the multitudes.
He gets planted into the turnbuckle steel and he nails the Gutwrench and Jack Swagga picks up the big win on ECW.
Then Bourne goes to jump on TJ on the turnbuckle and he lands on the second one.
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