Definition of buckling in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌklɪŋ


A smoked herring: [mass noun]: sturgeon and buckling served with horseradish sauce
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  • Buckling, smoked eel and smoked trout are all served with quarters of lemon, brown bread and a root-based sauce.
  • You probably won't see such an immense array outside Billingsgate - jellied eels, smoked buckling, herring melts or whitebait to start, Torbay sole, red mullet, hake, six types of fish 'n' chips, or whole grilled Dover sole to follow.
  • The full flavour does not develop until the buckling have been packed for 24 hours.


early 20th century: from German Bückling 'bloater'.

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