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Meaning & Definition of Buckle in English

English

Buckle

/bəkəl/

noun

1. Fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap

  • Often has loose prong
    synonym:
  • buckle

2. A shape distorted by twisting or folding

    synonym:
  • warp
  • ,
  • buckle

verb

1. Fasten with a buckle or buckles

    synonym:
  • buckle
  • ,
  • clasp

2. Fold or collapse

  • "His knees buckled"
    synonym:
  • buckle
  • ,
  • crumple

3. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

  • "The highway buckled during the heat wave"
    synonym:
  • heave
  • ,
  • buckle
  • ,
  • warp