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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckler  \Buc"kler\,  v.  t. 
  To  shield;  to  defend.  [Obs.] 
 
  Can  Oxford,  that  did  ever  fence  the  right  Now  buckler 
  falsehood  with  a  pedigree?  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckler  \Buc"kler\,  n.  [OE.  bocler,  OF  bocler,  F.  bouclier  a 
  shield  with  a  boss,  from  OF  bocle,  boucle,  boss.  See 
  {Buckle},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  Note:  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.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  the  large  bony,  external  plates  found  on  many 
  ganoid  fishes. 
  b  The  anterior  segment  of  the  shell  of  trilobites. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  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}  (Naut.),  a  solid  buckler. 
 
  {Buckler  mustard}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  plants  ({Biscutella}) 
  with  small  bright  yellow  flowers.  The  seed  vessel  on 
  bursting  resembles  two  bucklers  or  shields. 
 
  {Buckler  thorn},  a  plant  with  seed  vessels  shaped  like  a 
  buckler.  See  {Christ's  thorn}. 
 
  {Riding  buckler}  (Naut.),  a  buckler  with  a  hole  for  the 
  passage  of  a  cable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buckler 
  n  :  armor  carried  on  the  arm  to  intercept  blows  [syn:  {shield}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Buckler 
  (1.)  A  portable  shield  (2  Sam.  22:31;  1  Chr.  5:18). 
 
  (2.)  A  shield  surrounding  the  person;  the  targe  or  round  form 
  used  once  figuratively  (Ps.  91:4). 
 
  (3.)  A  large  shield  protecting  the  whole  body  (Ps.  35:2;  Ezek. 
  23:24;  26:8). 
 
  (4.)  A  lance  or  spear;  improperly  rendered  buckler"  in  the 
  Authorized  Version  (1  Chr.  12:8),  but  correctly  in  the  Revised 
  Version  "spear." 
 
  The  leather  of  shields  required  oiling  (2  Sam.  1:21;  Isa. 
  21:5),  so  as  to  prevent  its  being  injured  by  moisture.  Copper  (= 
  "brass")  shields  were  also  in  use  (1  Sam.  17:6;  1  Kings  14:27). 
  Those  spoken  of  in  1  Kings  10:16,  etc.;  14:26,  were  probably  of 
  massive  metal. 
 
  The  shields  David  had  taken  from  his  enemies  were  suspended  in 
  the  temple  as  mementoes  (2  Kings  11:10).  (See  {ARMOUR},  {SHIELD}.) 
 




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