1. An instrument made of some kind of metal, for fastening together certain parts of dress, as the straps and bands, as in a harness. The forms are various, but it consists of a ring or rim with a chape and tongue.

2. A curl, or a state of being curled or crisped, as hair.

3. In coats of arms, a token of the surety, faith and service of the bearer.

BUCK'LE, v.t. To fasten with a buckle,or buckles.

1. To prepare for action; a metaphor, taken from buckling on armor.

2. To join in battle.

3. To confine or limit

A span buckles in his sum of age.