Definition of Buckler

1. Noun. Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows.

Exact synonyms: Shield
Generic synonyms: Armor, Armour
Specialized synonyms: Escutcheon, Scutcheon, Pavis, Pavise
Derivative terms: Shield



Definition of Buckler

1. n. A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body.

2. v. t. To shield; to defend.

Definition of Buckler

1. Noun. A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body. In the sword and buckler play of the Middle Ages in England, the buckler was a small shield, used, not to cover the body, but to stop or parry blows. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes. ¹

4. Noun. (zoology) The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) A block of wood or plate of iron made to fit a hawse hole, or the circular opening in a half-port, to prevent water from entering when the vessel pitches. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) To shield; to defend. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buckler

1. to shield [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shield

Medical Definition of Buckler

1. 1. A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body. In the sword and buckler play of the Middle Ages in England, the buckler was a small shield, used, not to cover the body, but to stop or parry blows. 2. One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes. The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites. 3. A block of wood or plate of iron made to fit a hawse hole, or the circular opening in a half-port, to prevent water from entering when the vessel pitches. Blind buckler, a solid buckler. Buckler mustard, a buckler with a hole for the passage of a cable. Origin: OE. Bocler, OF. Bocler, F. Bouclier, a shield with a boss, from OF. Bocle, boucle, boss. See Buckle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckler

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buckjumpers
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buckler (current term)
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buckminsterfullerene
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Literary usage of Buckler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1908)
"Cf. gt, une., by Rivière, buckler, A., Dec. 3, '07. (429) $40.00. ... (Wordsworth's copy with his autograph on each title), buckler, A., Dec. 3, '07. ..."

2. Reports of Sir George Croke, Knight: Formerly One of the Justices of the by George Croke, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Harbottle Grimston, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Thomas Leach (1790)
"Either, it was fo ruled in the common pleas.—Wherefore it was adjourned. Ante, 450. Michaelmas Term, 37. tí 38. Eliz. Roll 1159. buckler again/I Hardy. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"and complete, and does not make a body with the plates of the buckler which follow that of the eleventh vertebra. The vertebrae of the tail are free like ..."

4. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand (1849)
"They gave so much a head to see the fight, which was with cutting swords, and a kind of buckler for defence. The edge of the sword was a little blunted, ..."

5. The Foot-prints of the Creator: Or, The Asterolepis of Stromness by Hugh Miller, Louis Agassiz (1853)
"The creature's cranial buckler, which was of great size and strength, ... of our middle-sized market-fish, such as the haddock and whiting; the buckler of a ..."

6. First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art: Compiled for the by National Art Library (Great Britain), Henry Cole, John Hungerford Pollen, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1870)
"BM buckler (JC).—Observations on the Original Architecture of Saint Mary Magdalen College, Oxford ; and on the Innovations anciently or recently attempted. ..."

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