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For greater lengths or loads the strut tends to bend or buckle under the load.

She went into her room, opened the cabinet, and hid the buckle under a pile of linen.

WORD ORIGIN

"spiked metal ring for holding a belt, etc., c.1300, bukel, from Old French bocle "boss (of a shield)," then "shield," then by further extension "buckle, metal ring," (12c., Modern French boucle), from Latin buccula "cheek strap of a helmet," in Late Latin "boss of a shield," diminutive of bucca "cheek" (see bouche).

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