Buckling (of a strut or column)

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Horizontal deflection of a column or strut caused by an eccentric or excessive compressive vertical load.

Note: In French the phenomenon is called flambage and the resultant is called flambement.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM