Synonyms for buckling

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He could see them buckling on belts while they were riding with the reins in their teeth.

He patted the Thor gun which the instructor was buckling to his waist.

He completed his toilet by buckling on his belt and revolver.

Stan was so chilled he had to hang on to the arm of the sailor to keep his knees from buckling.

As long as all parts of a plate expand equally, no buckling will occur.

These parts will therefore expand while others will not, and buckling results.

This causes expansion and consequent distortion and buckling.

As previously described, buckling is caused by unequal expansion.

If the buckling is only slight, the plates may be used as they are.

With the cap on his head and buckling the belt of the jacket he stood before her.

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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