Today's Word of the Day means...
To set seriously to work; put slothful ease behind one (1860s+)
To hit; clobber (1990s+ Teenagers)
clasp or catch, particularly for fastening the ends of a belt; or a clasplike ornament, especially for shoes. The belt buckle was often used in Greece and Rome and became an indispensable part of the Teutonic warrior's equipment, as well as the object of special care on the part of metalsmiths, who ornamented many buckles with rich and intricate designs