"buckle" Definition

Definitions for the word "buckle" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
Clasp with a hinged pin for securing a belt, strap, etc. v. (-ling) 1 (often foll. By up, on, etc.) Fasten with a buckle. 2 (often foll. By up) (cause to) crumple under pressure. buckle down make a determined effort. [latin buccula cheek-strap]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
to bend; “I can’t BUCKLE to that.” I don’t understand it; to yield or give in to a person. _Shakspeare_ uses the word in the latter sense, _Henry IV._, i. 1; and _Halliwell_ says that “the commentators do not supply another example.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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