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buckling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckle  \Buc"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Buckled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Buckling}.]  [OE.  boclen,  F.  boucler.  See  {Buckle},  n.] 
  1.  To  fasten  or  confine  with  a  buckle  or  buckles;  as  to 
  buckle  a  harness. 
 
  2.  To  bend;  to  cause  to  kink,  or  to  become  distorted. 
 
  3.  To  prepare  for  action  to  apply  with  vigor  and 
  earnestness;  --  generally  used  reflexively 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckling  \Buc"kling\,  a. 
  Wavy;  curling,  as  hair.  --Latham. 




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