Meaning of turnbuckle

turn•buck•le

Pronunciation: (tûrn'buk"ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a link or sleeve with a swivel at one end and an internal screw thread at the other, or with an internal screw thread at each end, used as a means of uniting or coupling, and of tightening, two parts, as the ends of two rods.
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