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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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Nicki Elsworth, 35, said she was left shaking after she found oneyear-old daughter Freya with her neck tangled in the harness of her iCandy Peach buggy after the buckle allegedly broke.
Hyundai says that if the metal tongue on the belt is forced into the buckle at an angle, the buckle can jam and won't fasten.
Mom-invented MyBuckleMate makes it easy for anyone to buckle up in the backseat with one hand (just like you do in the driver's seat).
That year, she opened her first Buckles & Belts store in Basel, in her home country of Switzerland.
Mr Buckles eventually left the company almost a year later after warnings about falling profits.
2billion bid to buy a Danish cleaning business, Buckles survived the chop.
Chief operating officer David Taylor-Smith and Ian Horseman Sewell, who was head of global events, carried the can for the fiasco, but Mr Buckles stayed in his post.
Mr Buckles said he was "sorry and deeply disappointed" that his firm failed to meet its targets.
Buckles was living in Oklahoma when the United States entered the war, and joined the Army in search of adventure.
Frank Buckles also survived being a civilian PoW in the Philippines in the Second World War, to die peacefully at home of natural causes, at the age of 110.
Frank Buckles is but one long life separated from the nation's founders.