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).
Definition of buckler in:
- The US English dictionary