unbuckle

verb
un·​buck·​le | \ ˌən-ˈbə-kəl How to pronounce unbuckle (audio) \
unbuckled; unbuckling

Definition of unbuckle

transitive verb

: to loose the buckle of : unfasten

intransitive verb

1 : to loosen buckles
2 : relax

Examples of unbuckle in a Sentence

She unbuckled her seat belt.
Recent Examples on the Web The rides will allow passengers to unbuckle and experience weightlessness for a few minutes before strapping back into their reclining seats for the trip back to Earth. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 19 May 2021 One of the officers reached in through the passenger door to unbuckle the suspect’s seatbelt. cleveland, 21 May 2021 The rides will allow passengers to unbuckle and experience weightlessness for a few minutes before strapping back into their reclining seats for the trip back to Earth. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 19 May 2021 The rides will allow passengers to unbuckle and experience weightlessness for a few minutes before strapping back into their reclining seats for the trip back to Earth. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 5 May 2021 The experience will last between 10 and 12 minutes, during which the capsule will pass the Karman Line and the astronauts will be able to unbuckle their seatbelts and float in zero gravity for about three minutes, Cornell said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 May 2021 The rides will allow passengers to unbuckle and experience weightlessness for a few minutes before strapping back into their reclining seats for the trip back to Earth. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 14 Apr. 2021 The seatbelt would not unbuckle, so Sherbovich rushed into a nearby hair salon in search of help and scissors to cut her son free. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, 16 Sep. 2020 Crew members must don parachutes before flight and, in the event of an emergency, unbuckle themselves from their seats, open the side door, and jump out of the aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unbuckle

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Unbuckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuckle. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for unbuckle

unbuckle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of unbuckle

: to open the buckle of (something, such as a belt)

unbuckle

verb
un·​buck·​le | \ ˌən-ˈbə-kəl How to pronounce unbuckle (audio) \
unbuckled; unbuckling

Kids Definition of unbuckle

: to unfasten the buckle of (as a belt)

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