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Definition of "buckle" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat. (noun)
  • An instance of bending, warping, or crumpling; a bend or bulge. (noun)
  • To fasten with a buckle. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to bend, warp, or crumple. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buckle" in a sentence
  • "This buckle is absolutely beautiful -- so many delicious blueberries!"
  • "This buckle is like a moist cake, loaded with fruit and topped with a smattering of crumbs to create a nice crisp topping."
  • "A blueberry buckle is a type of cake that is so laden with fruit that it can actually buckle under its weight."