Words at Play : Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2

#2: Tongue 

Definition:

a movable pin in a buckle that passes through a hole in the strap to be secured

Example Sentence:

He knew he'd put on weight when the buckle's tongue found comfort in a hole closer to the tip of his belt.

About the Word:

The object got its name from its resemblance to an animal tongue – elongated and fastened at one end only.

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