Meaning of toggle joint

tog'gle joint"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Mach. Mach.
  1. any of various devices consisting basically of a rod that can be inserted into an object and then manipulated so that the inserted part spreads, becomes offset, or turns at a right angle to the exterior part, allowing it to be used as a support, handle, linkage, lever, etc.
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