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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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An old sergeant had told Buckles that the fastest way to get to the action in France was to join the ambulance corps, since ambulance drivers were desperately needed at the front.
Buckles spent much of his life at sea before purchasing his farm in 1954, wandering the world fulfilling his adventuresome spirit.
First, like a walking cane turning into a snake, the rod would buckle at regular intervals along its length, growing wavy.
DaimlerChrysler, a recent case filed in Harris County, Texas, the plaintiffs claim that Gen3 buckles failed six of seven passengers in a minivan rollover.
Although Buckles admits he thinks the law is "a lot more positive than negative," he talks about how he handled the first bad grades in his Palatka, Fla., district.
The top brass are taking this very seriously." Police chiefs grew alarmed after gangsters began obtaining the buckles from the US, where a prisoner has already used the device to slip free and kill three cops.
As the metal completes the filling of the mold cavity, the sand buckles, creating a deep groove on the casting surface called a buckle (Fig.
BASF Plastics reports that its Ultramid B3L Black nylon 6 is being used to injection mold the buckle brackets and joint covers of the CTi2 and Edge knee braces from Innovation Sports.
MyBuckleMate has been named a 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) SILVER winner for its innovation, attention to quality and ingenious design that keeps floppy back seat buckles propped up so kids and adults with limited mobility can buckle up by themselves with just one hand.
Nick Buckles was slammed for his firm's botched contract to supply staff for London 2012 - it hired so few people the military had to be called in to help out.
Chief operating officer David Taylor-Smith and Ian Horseman Sewell, who is head of global events, are to carry the can for the fiasco but chief executive Nick Buckles will remain in his post.