- Buckle Buc"kle, n. [OE. bocle buckle, boss of a shield, OF.
bocle, F. boucle, boss of a shield, ring, fr. L. buccula a
little cheek or mouth, dim. of bucca cheek; this boss or knob
resembling a cheek.]
1. 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.
2. A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
Earlocks in tight buckles on each side of a lantern face. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]
Lets his wig lie in buckle for a whole half year. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.