Meaning of 'buckle' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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.
Meaning of 'buckle' (Princeton's WordNet)
- fold or collapse
- bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
Example in sentence:
- The highway buckled during the heat wave