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A joggle (engineering)
being created in sheet metal



joggle (third-person singular simple present joggles, present participle joggling, simple past and past participle joggled)

  1. (transitive) To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
  2. (intransitive) To shake or totter; to slip out of place.
  3. To jog or run while juggling.
  4. (architecture, transitive) To join by means of joggles, so as to prevent sliding apart; sometimes, loosely, to dowel.
    • 1842, Joseph Gwilt, Encyclopaedia of Architecture
      The struts of a roof are joggled into the truss posts.



joggle (plural joggles)

  1. (engineering) A step formed in material by two adjacent reverse bends.
  2. (architecture) A notch or tooth in the joining surface of any piece of building material to prevent slipping.