buckle

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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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May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One of DaimlerChrysler's "Do the Buckle" minivans has arrived in the Newark Area 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.
TxDOT says its goal this year is to get at least another 3 percent of Texans -- roughly 350,000 drivers -- into the habit of buckling up.
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.