Definition of buckle

Definition of buckle
  1. buckle Verb To distort or collapse under physical pressure; especially, of a slender structure in compression.
  2. buckle Verb To give in; to react suddenly or adversely to stress or pressure (of a person).
  3. buckle Noun A clasp used for fastening two things together, such as the ends of a belt, or for retaining the end of a strap.
  4. buckle Noun The brisure of an eighth daughter.
  5. buckle Noun An upward, elongated displacement of a roof membrane frequently occurring over insulation or deck joints. A buckle may be an indication of movement with the roof assembly.
  6. buckle Verb To fasten using a buckle.
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