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Definition of Buckle


  1. 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. A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
  3. A curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
  4. A contorted expression, as of the face.
  5. To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.
  6. To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.
  7. To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively.
  8. To join in marriage.
  9. To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.
  10. To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.
  11. To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
  12. To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.

Buckle Translations

buckle in Dutch is gespen, vastgespen, dichtgespen
buckle in French is boucler, bouclent, bouclez, bouclons, boucle
buckle in German is zuschnallen, Schnalle, Schnalle
buckle in Italian is fibbia
buckle in Norwegian is spenne
buckle in Portuguese is curvatura
buckle in Spanish is hebilla, corchete