from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A tongue of metal, pivoted above its center of gravity, used as a shutter-fastener.
- noun A form of shutter-bolt with a hasp which when turned over a staple cannot be thrown back except by a reverse turning motion.
- noun A device for connecting and tightening two parts of a metal rod or bar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A loop or sleeve with a screw thread at one end and a swivel at the other, -- used for tightening a rod, stay, etc.
- noun A gravitating catch, as for fastening a shutter, the end of a chain, or a hasp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension
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Before shoving, a 1-1/4-in. turn-buckle was also placed on the horizontal diameter in order to prevent the spreading of the iron, previous to filling the void outside with grout.
Just a weak turn-buckle on the weather stay, that's all.
"Yes, I originated this," answered Tom, as he put a new turn-buckle in place; "but I didn't actually construct it -- that is, except for some small parts.