Definition of Buckling

1. a. Wavy; curling, as hair.

Definition of Buckling

1. Noun. (geology) A folding into hills and valleys. ¹

2. Noun. The action of collapsing under pressure or stress. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of buckle) ¹

4. Noun. A young male domestic goat of between one and two years.Technical Development Committee of the National Veterinary Association of Great Britain and Ireland, ''The Husbandry and Diseases of Goats'',[ published 1950, page 6: “‘Goatling’ refers to a female yearling; ‘buckling’ to a male yearling.” “buckling” in Robert Alan Lewis, ''CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences'',[ CRC Press (2002), ISBN 0-8493-2327-4, page 220: “a male goat, 1 to 2 years of age”. W. A. Greig and George Amos Banham, ''Banham’s The Veterinary Surgeons’ Vade Mecum (formerly Veterinary Posology and Other Information)'',[ Baillière, Tindall and Cox (1952), page 166: “a male between one and two years of age”. ¹

5. Noun. Smoked herring ¹

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Definition of Buckling

1. buckle [v] - See also: buckle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckling

buckle under
buckle up
buckled aorta
buckler fern
buckler mustard
buckler plate
buckler plates
buckling (current term)

Literary usage of Buckling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Channels, for example, are not as economical as I-beams and require more lateral support to keep them from buckling, but they are especially suitable for ..."

2. A Treatise on the Resistance of Materials: And an Appendix on the by De Volson Wood (1875)
"Wrought iron tubes when subjected to longitudinal compressive stresses may yield by crushing like a block, or by bending like a beam, or by buckling. ..."

3. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... rises here as if to break up the conference; begins buckling on sword, putting on helmet, etc., assisted by Titinius ..."

4. Calculations in Hydraulic Engineering: A Practical Text-book for the Use of by Thomas Claxton Fidler (1898)
"THE buckling TENDENCY IN STRAIGHT PIPES UNDER UNIFORM FLUID PRESSURE. Art. 19. Axial Stress in the Straight Fluid Column.—In the case of a long straight ..."

5. The Theory of Strains in Girders and Similar Structures: With Observations by Bindon Blood Stoney (1873)
"Crushing may be subdivided into buckling, bulging, and splintering. ((7. ... buckling is frequently preceded by flexure; when, for instance, long tubes of ..."

6. The Theory and Design of Structures: A Text-book for the Use of Students by Ewart Sigmund Andrews (1908)
"Least radius of gyration about centroid This quantity we will call the buckling h actor of the strut. The reason why a variable working stress has to be ..."

7. Bulletin by National Canners Association (1917)
"The small drops in pressure are due to sudden distention of the end, and in one case to buckling. The limit of pressure obtainable with the apparatus is ..."

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