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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: bocle 'buckle, raised part in the center of a shield', from buccola 'strap for a helmet', from bucca 'cheek'

buckle

2 noun
     
buckle2 [countable]
DT a piece of metal used for fastening the two ends of a belt, for fastening a shoe, bag etc, or for decoration
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