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 ?
Wrestling matches, in the different fashions of Cornwall and Devonshire, were seen here and there about the market-place; in one corner, there was a friendly bout at quarterstaff; and -- what attracted most interest of all -- on the platform of the pillory, already so noted in our pages, two masters of defence were commencing an exhibition with the buckler and broadsword.
Old Captain Peleg, many years her chief-mate, before he commanded another vessel of his own, and now a retired seaman, and one of the principal owners of the Pequod, --this old Peleg, during the term of his chief-mateship, had built upon her original grotesqueness, and inlaid it, all over, with a quaintness both of material and device, unmatched by anything except it be Thorkill-Hake's carved buckler or bedstead.
Knights, with a long retinue of their squires, In gaudy liveries march and quaint attires; One laced the helm, another held the lance, A third the shining buckler did advance.
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.
Then with sword and buckler girded at his side he made a goodly show.
A name like yours must be as a buckler to me on my way.
Steighton; this enlightened me; afterwards I came to the counting-house prepared, and managed to receive the millowner's blasphemous sarcasms, when next levelled at me, on a buckler of impenetrable indifference.
They made a living fence, spear to spear, shield to shield, buckler to buckler, helmet to helmet, and man to man.
Daylight was waning, a splendid sun, like a red steel buckler, was plunging the lower extremity of its disc beneath the blue line of the sea.
How England can get on through four long summer months without its bar --which is its acknowledged refuge in adversity and its only legitimate triumph in prosperity--is beside the question; assuredly that shield and buckler of Britannia are not in present wear.
replied Philippe, in rather a lower key, "do you likewise constitute yourself the buckler of M.
He had lifted up one boy with his hook, and was using him as a buckler [shield], when another, who had just passed his sword through Mullins, sprang into the fray.