Definition of buckler in English:


Line breaks: buck|ler
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌklə


  • A small round shield held by a handle or worn on the forearm.
    More example sentences
    • Some archers wore virtually no defensive equipment and were even barefoot, carrying perhaps a small buckler as well as a sword, dagger, or lead maul.
    • Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid.
    • The London Masters taught the traditional English weapons, in particular the sword and buckler.


Middle English: from Old French (escu) bocler, literally '(shield) with a boss', from bocle 'buckle, boss' (see buckle).

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