Part of speech: noun

A small round shield.

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Usage examples "buckler":

  1. So large were these that in naval encounters, if the fear of falling into the enemy's hands forced them to throw themselves into the sea, they could float on their shields; and after death in battle a soldier was carried to his grave on his buckler. - "The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred", G. A. Henty.
  2. " England's our ain by heritage; And whae can us gainstand, When we hae conquerd fair Scotland Wi' bow, buckler, and brande" - Then they are on to th' land o' france, Where auld King Edward lay, Burning each town and castle strong That ance cam in his way. - "Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy", Andrew Lang.
  3. He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler. - "The Lure of the Labrador Wild", Dillon Wallace.