buckler


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buck·ler

 (bŭk′lər)
n.
A small, round shield either carried or worn on the arm.

[Middle English bokeler, from Old French bouclier, from boucle, boss on a shield, from Latin buccula, diminutive of bucca, cheek.]

buckler

(ˈbʌklə)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a small round shield worn on the forearm or held by a short handle
2. a means of protection; defence
vb
(tr) archaic to defend
[C13: from Old French bocler, from bocle shield boss; see buckle, boss2]

buck•ler

(ˈbʌk lər)
n.
1. a round shield held by a grip and sometimes having straps through which the arm is passed.
2. any means of defense; protection.
v.t.
3. to be a shield to; protect.
[1250–1300; Middle English bokeler < Anglo-French, Middle French bocler=bocle boss2 + -er -er2]

buckler


Past participle: bucklered
Gerund: bucklering

Imperative
buckler
buckler
Present
I buckler
you buckler
he/she/it bucklers
we buckler
you buckler
they buckler
Preterite
I bucklered
you bucklered
he/she/it bucklered
we bucklered
you bucklered
they bucklered
Present Continuous
I am bucklering
you are bucklering
he/she/it is bucklering
we are bucklering
you are bucklering
they are bucklering
Present Perfect
I have bucklered
you have bucklered
he/she/it has bucklered
we have bucklered
you have bucklered
they have bucklered
Past Continuous
I was bucklering
you were bucklering
he/she/it was bucklering
we were bucklering
you were bucklering
they were bucklering
Past Perfect
I had bucklered
you had bucklered
he/she/it had bucklered
we had bucklered
you had bucklered
they had bucklered
Future
I will buckler
you will buckler
he/she/it will buckler
we will buckler
you will buckler
they will buckler
Future Perfect
I will have bucklered
you will have bucklered
he/she/it will have bucklered
we will have bucklered
you will have bucklered
they will have bucklered
Future Continuous
I will be bucklering
you will be bucklering
he/she/it will be bucklering
we will be bucklering
you will be bucklering
they will be bucklering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bucklering
you have been bucklering
he/she/it has been bucklering
we have been bucklering
you have been bucklering
they have been bucklering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bucklering
you will have been bucklering
he/she/it will have been bucklering
we will have been bucklering
you will have been bucklering
they will have been bucklering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bucklering
you had been bucklering
he/she/it had been bucklering
we had been bucklering
you had been bucklering
they had been bucklering
Conditional
I would buckler
you would buckler
he/she/it would buckler
we would buckler
you would buckler
they would buckler
Past Conditional
I would have bucklered
you would have bucklered
he/she/it would have bucklered
we would have bucklered
you would have bucklered
they would have bucklered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckler - armor carried on the arm to intercept blowsbuckler - armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
armor, armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
scutcheon, escutcheon - a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
pavis, pavise - (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position
References in classic literature ?
Then with sword and buckler girded at his side he made a goodly show.
As he sat him down, the cloak fell apart disclosing a sword and buckler as stout as Robin's own.
So the friar knight got him up gravely, though his eyes twinkled with a cunning light, and laid aside his beloved pie and his cloak and his sword and his buckler, and waded across the stream with waddling dignity.
I am not so strong as you," continued Robin; "that helmet and sword and buckler would be my undoing on the uncertain footing amidstream, to say nothing of your holy flesh and bones.
But they rattled harmlessly off his steel buckler, while he laughed and minded them no more than if they had been hail-stones.
The contents of that cupboard are an answer to all my enquiries; and I see a weapon there'' (here be stooped and took out the harp) ``on which I would more gladly prove my skill with thee, than at the sword and buckler.
You appear a man more fit to win the ram at a wrestling match, or the ring at a bout at quarter-staff, or the bucklers at a sword-play, than to linger out your time in this desolate wilderness, saying masses, and living upon parched pease and cold water.
Thus speaking, he opened another hutch, and took out from it a couple of broadswords and bucklers, such as were used by the yeomanry of the period.
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
The arm of the giant lifted up his prey, which served him as a buckler, and he recovered himself without a shot being fired at him.
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
Not a napkin should he carry on his arm, but a buckler.