Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A folding into hills and valleys.
  • n. The action of collapsing under pressure or stress.
  • adj. wavy; curly, as hair
  • v. Present participle of buckle.
  • n. Smoked herring

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wavy; curling, as hair.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of bending; tendency to bend or become wavy.
  • n. A large smoked and salted herring.

Etymologies

From the verb to buckle, equivalent to buckle +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)
buck +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)
cognate with Middle High German bockinc and Middle Dutch bocking (itself from bok ("buck"), referencing the foul smell) (Wiktionary)

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