BUCK'LE, n. 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 limitA span buckles in his sum of age.