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buckle

[′bək·əl]
(graphic arts)
Curvature in a film that has been stored at an improper humidity.
(metallurgy)
An up-and-down wrinkle on the surface of a metal bar or sheet.

buckle

1. Distortion of the surfaces of a beam or girder under load; caused by unequal distribution of weight, temperature, or moisture, or the lack of uniform texture.
2. Distortion of the surface of a sheet of material, such as a bulge or wrinkle in asphalt prepared roofing.
3. A brotch.
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Investigation also may yield clothing fibers and other subtle evidence on the belts that suggests they were buckled at the time of the crash.
When we walk up, we can see the child strapped into the seat but if you pull on the seat you can tell it's not even buckled in,'' Merrill said.
Is there anyone who has a similar problem or any information on how we can keep Wally buckled for his safety and all others concerned?
Prior to breakup, capillary jets acquire a less regular buckled shape whose [lambda.
The child passenger law requires that anyone who weighs less than 40 pounds or is younger than 4 must be buckled into a child safety seat.
During the 2005 Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign, more than 250 police agencies in California issued approximately 155,000 seat belt citations to motorists and vehicle occupants who were not buckled up during a stepped-up effort that helped boost California's seat belt use rate.
According to the Texas Transportation Institute, two out of three children between 5 and 9 years old routinely travel in Texas without being buckled up, putting them at risk of crash-related injuries or death.
We're very serious about making sure all drivers and passengers are buckled up," said Sunne Wright McPeak, Secretary of the California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency.
The vast majority of those children could have been saved if they were buckled up properly every time they get in a car," said Gov.
Make sure everybody else in the vehicle is buckled up as well, especially child passengers who belong in a safety seat, Helmick advised.