What does buckle mean?

Definitions for buckle
ˈbʌk əlbuck·le

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buckle(noun)

    fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong

  2. warp, buckle(verb)

    a shape distorted by twisting or folding

  3. buckle, clasp(verb)

    fasten with a buckle or buckles

  4. buckle, crumple(verb)

    fold or collapse

    "His knees buckled"

  5. heave, buckle, warp(verb)

    bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

    "The highway buckled during the heat wave"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buckle(noun)

    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

  2. Buckle(noun)

    a distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal

  3. Buckle(noun)

    a curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled

  4. Buckle(noun)

    a contorted expression, as of the face

  5. Buckle(noun)

    to fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness

  6. Buckle(noun)

    to bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted

  7. Buckle(noun)

    to prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively

  8. Buckle(noun)

    to join in marriage

  9. Buckle(verb)

    to bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink

  10. Buckle(verb)

    to bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall

  11. Buckle(verb)

    to yield; to give way; to cease opposing

  12. Buckle(verb)

    to enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend

Freebase

  1. Buckle

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buckle

    buk′l, n. a metal instrument consisting of a rim and tongue, used for fastening straps or bands in dress, harness, &c.—v.t. to fasten with a buckle: to prepare for action: to engage in close fight.—v.i. to bend or bulge out: to engage with zeal in a task.—n. Buck′ler, a small shield used for parrying. [Fr. boucle, the boss of a shield, a ring—Low L. buccula, dim. of bucca, a cheek.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. buckle

    A mast buckles when it suffers by compression, so that the fibre takes a sinuous form, and the grain is upset. Also, in Polar regions, the bending or arching of the ice upwards, preceding a nip.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of buckle in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Mortimer:

    It's Brexit one day, election issues the next. We've been telling clients to sort of buckle up.

  2. Gordon Jones:

    Imagine a flat piece of canvas with paint on it. If you roll it face in, the pressure will be on the edges of that paint. It's going to want to buckle, if you roll it face out, your curve is on the inside. Your outer paint level is going to expand and not buckle.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Democracy can buckle when we give in to fear, so just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are.

  4. Donald Trump on Thursday:

    So I have a belt: Somebody hits me with a belt, it's going in because the belt moves this way. It moves this way, it moves that way, he hit the belt buckle. Anybody have a knife? Want to try it on me? Believe me, it ain't gonna work. You're going to be successful, but he took the knife and went like this and he plunged it into the belt and, amazing, the belt stayed totally flat and the knife broke.

  5. Donald Trump:

    When he said he hit a friend of his in the face with a lock, with a pad lock, right in the face, I say, 'Whoa,' that's pretty bad, and when he said he stabbed somebody with a knife but it hit a belt buckle -- I know all about knives and belt buckles. Belt buckles aren't gonna stop because they can turn, they can twist ... they're not solid especially if somebody's got a couple extra pounds on them.

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