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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 ?
Round this the Trojans and Achaeans hacked at the bucklers about one another's breasts, hewing each other's round shields and light hide-covered targets.
They were evidently a war party, being armed with bows and arrows, battle clubs and carbines, and round bucklers of buffalo hide, and their naked bodies were painted with black and white stripes.
The Count Luigi raised money, like the rest, and one mild September morning, armed with battle-ax, portcullis and thundering culverin, he rode through the greaves and bucklers of his donjon-keep with as gallant a troop of Christian bandits as ever stepped in Italy.
of brazen bucklers, finding no issue except in the direction of architecture,--gushed forth through that art, and its Iliads assumed the form of cathedrals.