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 for buckler
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     2. (Zool.)
        (a) One of the large, bony, external plates found on many
            ganoid fishes.
        (b) The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.
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     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.
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     Blind buckler (Naut.), a solid buckler.
     Buckler+mustard+(Bot.),+a+genus+of+plants+({Biscutella">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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buckler \Buc"kler\, v. t.
     To shield; to defend. [Obs.]
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           Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right,
           Now buckler falsehood with a pedigree?   --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: armor carried on the arm to intercept blows [syn: shield,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (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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