buckle

(redirected from buckling up)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
To begin with, police in states that require adults to use helmets have the authority to stop a motorcyclist simply for failing to wear one, while police in most states still need some other reason to stop a motorist before they can cite him for not buckling up.
It's a proven fact that buckling up is the single most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries on America's roadways.
Buckling up is your best protection against severe injury or death in a collision.