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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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Throughout the week leading up to Memorial Day, motorists who don't buckle up children will be stopped as part of Operation ABC Mobilization: America Buckles Up Children.
May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One of DaimlerChrysler's "Do the Buckle" minivans has arrived in Chico in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) "Operation ABC Mobilization: America Buckles Up Children initiative" (May 24-31, 1999) -- a week dedicated to educating Americans about the importance of buckling up children and traveling safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Thousands of law enforcement agencies across the nation are conducting the first 1999 wave of the Operation ABC Mobilization: America Buckles Up Children -- the largest ever coordinated stepped-up enforcement effort on drivers who don't buckle up children.