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buck·le

 (bŭk′əl)
n.
1. A clasp for fastening two ends, as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other.
2. An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat.
3. An instance of bending, warping, or crumpling; a bend or bulge.
v. buck·led, buck·ling, buck·les
v.tr.
1. To fasten with a buckle.
2. To cause to bend, warp, or crumple.
v.intr.
1. To become fastened with a buckle.
2. To bend, warp, or crumple, as under pressure or heat.
3. To give way; collapse: My knees buckled with fear.
4. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in: finally buckled under the excessive demands of the job.
Phrasal Verbs:
buckle down
To apply oneself with determination.
buckle up
To use a safety belt, especially in an automobile.

[Middle English bokel, from Old French boucle, from Latin buccula, cheek strap of a helmet, diminutive of bucca, cheek.]

buckled

(ˈbʌkəld)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) having a buckle or buckles
Translations

buckled

[ˈbʌkəld] adj [shoes] → à boucle
References in classic literature ?
On the fourth side, which had no window, two strong staples were fixed, through which the person that carried me, when I had a mind to be on horseback, put a leathern belt, and buckled it about his waist.
And she fell back upon the leather bed, dying, doubled up, allowing herself to hang suspended from the strap buckled round her waist.
I never have buckled up a horse myself, but I do not think we do it that way.
So Robin took his sword again and buckled it at his side; then he bent his stout back and took the Friar upon it.
So jolly Robin gave him his sword again, which the Friar buckled to his side, and this time looked to it that it was more secure in its fastenings; then tucking up his robes once more, he took Robin Hood upon his back and without a word stepped into the water, and so waded on in silence while Robin sat laughing upon his back.
Besides the soreness in my mouth, and the pain in my neck, it always made my windpipe feel bad, and if I had stopped there long I know it would have spoiled my breathing; but I grew more and more restless and irritable, I could not help it; and I began to snap and kick when any one came to harness me; for this the groom beat me, and one day, as they had just buckled us into the carriage, and were straining my head up with that rein, I began to plunge and kick with all my might.
Another Careem driver Zahoor Ahmed, 48, said he refused to take a number of passengers this month unless they buckled up.
To provide better understanding of buckling phenomenon happened to the plate, the buckled shapes of plates of [alpha] = 0.
The researchers calculated that people whose knees had buckled were up to 2% times more likely to have a recurrent fall and develop a fear of falling and balance concerns after seven years.
A dashboard warning light will come on if the belt is not buckled.
They rotate twice more until they have been buckled in all four seats.
From the 13th to the 17th centuries, many of the most decorative buckles were for fastening sword belts and spurs, becoming something of a fashion accessory by the end of this period, while lower down the social scale it was common for people to wear daggers suspended from a belt buckled at the waist.