Buckler



a round shield held by a grip and sometimes having straps through which the arm is passed.
any means of defense; protection.
to be a shield to; support; defend.
Historical Examples

Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses Hugh Latimer
It Pays to Smile Nina Wilcox Putnam
Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
The Butterflies of the British Isles Richard South
Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
House of Torment Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens
The House of the Wolfings William Morris
Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh

noun
a small round shield worn on the forearm or held by a short handle
a means of protection; defence
verb
(transitive) (archaic) to defend
n.

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