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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.]
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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
(tr) archaic to defend
[C13: from Old French bocler, from bocle shield boss; see buckle, boss2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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Past participle: bucklered
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