buckle

buckle
[[t]bʌ̱k(ə)l[/t]]
buckles, buckling, buckled
1) N-COUNT A buckle is a piece of metal or plastic attached to one end of a belt or strap, which is used to fasten it.

He wore a belt with a large brass buckle.

2) VERB When you buckle a belt or strap, you fasten it.

[V n] A door slammed in the house and a man came out buckling his belt.

3) V-ERG If an object buckles or if something buckles it, it becomes bent as a result of very great heat or force.

The door was beginning to buckle from the intense heat...

[V n] A freak wave had buckled the deck.

4) VERB If your legs or knees buckle, they bend because they have become very weak or tired.

Mcanally's knees buckled and he crumpled down onto the floor...

His right leg buckled under him.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • buckle — buckle1 [buk′əl] n. [ME bokel, a buckle, boss of a shield < OFr bocle < LL bucula, beaver, shield < L buccula, cheek strap of a helmet, dim. of bucca, cheek: see BUCCAL] 1. a clasp on one end of a strap or belt for fastening the other… …   English World dictionary

  • Buckle — Buc kle (b[u^]k k l), v. i. 1. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink. [1913 Webster] Buckled with the heat of the fire like parchment. Pepys. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buckle — ist der Name eines britischen Historikers, siehe Henry Thomas Buckle einer Insel in der Antarktis, siehe Buckle Island eines australischen Fahrzeugbauers, siehe Buckle Motors eines US amerikanischen Bekleidungshändlers, siehe The Buckle …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buckle — Buc kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Buckling}.] [OE. boclen, F. boucler. See {Buckle}, n.] 1. To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness. [1913 Webster] 2. To bend; to cause to kink, or to become… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buckle — Buc kle, n. [OE. bocle buckle, boss of a shield, OF. bocle, F. boucle, boss of a shield, ring, fr. L. buccula a little cheek or mouth, dim. of bucca cheek; this boss or knob resembling a cheek.] 1. A device, usually of metal, consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buckle — ► NOUN ▪ a flat frame with a hinged pin, used for fastening a belt or strap. ► VERB 1) fasten with a buckle. 2) bend and give way under pressure. 3) (buckle down) tackle a task with determination. ORIGIN Latin buccula cheek strap of a helmet ,… …   English terms dictionary

  • buckle to — To buckle down to • • • Main Entry: ↑buckle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buckle —   [bʌkl], Henry Thomas, britischer Kulturhistoriker, * Lee (County Kent) 24. 11. 1821, ✝ Damaskus 29. 5. 1862. Buckle versuchte im Sinne des Positivismus naturwissenschaftlich exakte Gesetze der geschichtlichen Entwicklung aufzustellen.   Werk:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • buckle — [n] fastener with long pin catch, clamp, clasp, clip, fastening, fibula, harness, hasp; concept 450 buckle [v] contort, warp bend, bulge, cave in, collapse, crumple, distort, fold, twist, yield; concept 702 Ant. flatten, smooth …   New thesaurus

  • Buckle — Buckle. См. Выступ. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Buckle — (spr. Böckl), Henry Thomas, geb. 24. Nov. 1822 in Lee bei London, war von seinem Vater, einem wohlhabenden Kaufmann, für das Geschäftsleben bestimmt u. arbeitete in dessen Bureau, verließ indeß diese Laufbahn bald u. privatisirte als Gelehrter,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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