unbuckle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unbuckle undo the buckle of "Unbuckle your seat belt"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unbuckle To loose the buckles of; to unfasten; as, to unbuckle a shoe. "Unbuckle anon thy purse."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unbuckle To release from a fastening by buckles: as, to unbuckle a shoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unbuckle un-buk′l to loose from buckles: to unfasten.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + buckle,

Usage

In literature:

The men unbuckled their knapsacks and filled them with those precious things.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Unbuckling the straps and sitting up was an effort.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
So I got off and unbuckled a bit and pitched it away.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
John and Philip ceremoniously unbuckled their jeweled belts and draped them over their necks.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
With great rapidity they unhooked the traces and unbuckled the straps around the shafts.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
Unbuckling my harness I snapped it together with a single long strap which I lowered to the waiting Xodar below.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A black leather case, small and curved, opened when he unbuckled the confining strap.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
But, feeling the drag of his wings, he unbuckled the strap and flung them away.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Macdonald unbuckled Thorn's belt and hung his revolvers over his arm.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
He unbuckled the strap from around Ichi's ankles, and hoisted the man erect.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
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In poetry:

"Unbuckle your belt, Sir Roland," she said,
And set you safely down."
O your chamber is very dark, fair maid,
And the night is wondrous lown."
"Sir Roland" by Andrew Lang
His sword unbuckled and his brows unbent,
The gallant Hamilton again appears,
And in fair Freedom's mighty Parliament
He marches with the Peers!
"Arms And The Man - Heroes And Statesmen" by James Barron Hope
These limbs, supine, unbuckled,
In rottenness of rest,
These sleepy lips blood-suckled
And satiate of thy breast,
These dull wide mouths that drain thee dry and call thee blest;
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Bill Maher comes to unbuckle the Bible Belt and pull Nashville's pants down.
Chanelle Torry details the night of the crash, including the fight that led her boyfriend to get behind the wheel of the SUV and speed off with her children still unbuckled.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says preliminary reports indicate Reynosa said he needed to vomit and a medic unbuckled one of the straps that held him to the ambulance 's gurney.
Scandal Recap, Season Two, Episode Four, " Beltway Unbuckled".
40 percent unbuckled themselves when the car was moving, study finds.
When he reached the planned jump altitude, he popped open the capsule hatch and unbuckled his seat belt.
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