• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Turn-buckle (Mech) A loop or sleeve with a screw thread at one end and a swivel at the other, -- used for tightening a rod, stay, etc.
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In literature:

Here," he added, turning to the soldiers, "the buckle-end of your two belts to this confounded Jew.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
Turning him over, we saw by his belt-buckle that he was a Goth of an Eastern Legion.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
The gray and the black met Buckles and could not turn in time to stay with him.
"Wildfire" by Zane Grey
The guardsman drew the last strap through the last buckle on his double fur jacket, and turned toward the door.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Then, as a thought struck him, he turned back and released him, buckling the reins into one stirrup.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
I turned my belt-buckle behind my back, lest the metal should shine.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Just a weak turn-buckle on the weather stay, that's all.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
I buckled my knapsack and Mattia, in turn, hoisted it on his shoulders.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Schoverling, after a long look through his glasses, turned and took one of the 30-30s without a word, buckling on his bandolier hurriedly.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
This platform is anchored to the ceiling at four points by tie rods and turn-buckles, shown in fig.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict

In news:

For Palermo 's super-cinched waist look try the versatile Linea Pelle turn and tuck buckle belt for $119.
When I am traveling by myself these days, I will buckle in, get a soda, and turn on the radio - usually to talk radio of some sort.

In science:

This fla t bar in turn is often unstable to vertical buckling which generates the boxy appearance.
Structure and Evolution of the Milky Way