To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- formerly, generally used reflexively, but by mid 20th century, usually used with down; -- as, the programmers buckled down and worked late hours to finish the project in time for the promised delivery date.
A device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue.
Fastener for leather band watches that may be a single or double deployment type. Usually called a clasp on metal watch bands, which also may be single or double deployment as well as locking clasp types.
Fold out security clasp - The S/EL Leather Series and the 6000 Series have fold out security clasps so that they may be slipped over the wrist without stretching the leather. The security clasp ensures that the watch will not fall off if it opens accidentally. Double security clasp - All metal bracelets have a double safety clasp that prevents unintentional opening. Integrated extension system - The metal bands of the 1500, 2000 and 4000 Series have an extension system so the watch can be worn over a diving suit.
an upward, elongated tenting displacement of a roof membrane frequently occurring over insulation or deck joints. A buckle may be an indication of movement within a roof assembly, and usually associated with improper installation.
Bulging of a large flat face of a casting; in investment casting, caused by dip coat peeling from the pattern. Defect on a casting surface, appearing as an indention resulting from an expansion scab. An indentation in a casting, resulting from expansion of the sand, may be termed the start of an expansion defect.