Definitions for buckleˈbʌk əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
buck•leˈbʌk əl(n.; v.)-led, -ling.
(n.)a clasp consisting of a rectangular or curved rim with one or more movable tongues, fixed to one end of a belt or strap, used for fastening to the other end or to another strap.
an ornament of metal, beads, etc., of similar appearance.
a bend, bulge, or kink, as in a board.
(v.t.)to fasten with a buckle:
Buckle your seat belt.
to shrivel, by applying heat or pressure; bend; curl.
to bend, warp, or cause to give way suddenly, as with heat or pressure.
(v.i.)to close or fasten with a buckle
to bend, warp, bulge, or collapse.
to yield, surrender, or give way to another (often fol. by under).
buckle down, to set to work with vigor and determination.
Category: Verb Phrase
buckle up, to fasten one's belt, seat belt, or buckles.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase
Origin of buckle:
1300–50; ME bocle < AF bo(u)cle, bucle < L buc(c)ula cheek strap of a helmet <bucc(a) cheek
fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
a shape distorted by twisting or folding
fasten with a buckle or buckles
fold or collapse
"His knees buckled"
heave, buckle, warp(verb)
bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
"The highway buckled during the heat wave"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a metal fastener
a belt buckle
to fasten with a buckle
Buckle up your belt.
to bend and collapse
His legs buckled at the finish line.
a device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue
a distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal
a curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled
a contorted expression, as of the face
to fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness
to bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted
to prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively
to join in marriage
to bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink
to bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall
to yield; to give way; to cease opposing
to enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend
The buckle or clasp is a device used for fastening two loose ends, with one end attached to it and the other held by a catch in a secure but adjustable manner. Often taken for granted, the invention of the buckle has been indispensable in securing two ends before the invention of the zipper. The basic buckle frame comes in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the intended use and fashion of the era. Buckles are as much in use today as they have been in the past. Used for much more than just securing one’s belt, instead it is one of the most dependable devices in securing a range of items.
Translations for buckle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to fasten with a buckle
He buckled on his sword.
- يَرْبِطُ، يُثْبِتُ، يُبَكِّلُArabic
- afivelarPortuguese (BR)
- připnout (si)Czech
- πιάνω, ζώνομαιGreek
- pannaldama, vööle kinnitamaEstonian
- بستن؛ قلاب کردنFarsi
- बकसुए से कसना या बांधनाHindi
- memakai, mengenakanIndonesian
- fermare con una fibbiaItalian
- 버클로 죄다Korean
- aizsprādzēt; sasprādzētLatvian
- spenne beltet, spenne om segNorwegian
- بستن؛ قلاب کردنPersian
- تړل، په غوټه کلکولPashto
- a prinde (într-o cataramă)Romanian
- скреплять пряжкойRussian
- pripnúť (si)Slovak
- spänna på (om) sig, spänna fastSwedish
- tokalamak, tokasını takmakTurkish
- 把...扣住Chinese (Trad.)
- застібати пряжкуUkrainian
- بکل سے باندھناUrdu
- cài khoáVietnamese
- 把...扣住Chinese (Simp.)
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