buckler

Definitions

  • the Heavy Infantry of The Princes Of SiÛt, Armed With Lance and Buckler
    the Heavy Infantry of The Princes Of SiÛt, Armed With Lance and Buckler
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buckler armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buckler (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.
    • Buckler 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.
    • Buckler (Zoöl) One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes.
    • Buckler (Zoöl) The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.
    • v. t Buckler To shield; to defend. "Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right,
      Now buckler falsehood with a pedigree?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buckler A shield; specifically, a small shield intended to parry blows or thrusts, but not so large as to cover the body. The buckler of the middle ages in western Europe was generally round, and rarely more than two feet in diameter, eighteen inches, or even less, being a more common size. It was generally grasped by the hand only, and held at arm's-length, and in combat was interposed to receive the blow of a sword, like the dagger which was held for this purpose in the left hand in later times. See shield.
    • n buckler Nautical, a piece of wood fitted to stop the hawse-holes of a ship, to prevent the sea from coming in, or to stop the circular hole in a port-lid when the gun is run in. Hawse-bucklers are now made of iron.
    • n buckler The anterior segment of the carapace or shell of a trilobite.
    • n buckler A plate on the body or head of a fish; especially, a plate in front of the dorsal fin in various catfishes, or Nematognathi.
    • n buckler A stage of the molting American blue crab, Callinectes hastatus, when the shell has become nearly hard.
    • n buckler A piece of beef cut off from the sirloin.
    • buckler To be a buckler or shield to; support; defend.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buckler a small shield used for parrying
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bocler, OF. bocler, F. bouclier, a shield with a boss, from OF. bocle, boucle, boss. See Buckle (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. boucle, the boss of a shield, a ring—Low L. buccula, dim. of bucca, a cheek.

Usage

In literature:

Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
THE COURTSHIP OF MORRICE BUCKLER.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Wooden swords fell harmless upon helmet, cuirass and buckler.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
They do no less than my commands, and lay along the grass Their hidden swords, and therewithal their bucklers cover o'er.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
It had, as it were, a kind of little bucklers, above which were characters imprinted.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
But when he tried to rise he could not: he was so weighted down with armor, helmet, spurs, buckler and lance.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Thrust thy arm into thy buckler, gird on thy crooked brand, And call upon thy trusty squire to bring thy spears in hand.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
Your daughter, sir, must be my shield and buckler, I never desire a better or fairer.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848" by Various
Again the magic power of money bucklered her.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
The ancient Frankish warriors were accustomed to set up their kings on a stage formed of their own bucklers.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
And now, in the long panorama of years, there rises in Fleet Street a clash of swords and a clatter of bucklers.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Simplex, likewise, drew his broadsword and wrapped his wolfskin round his left arm by way of a buckler.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
You mustn't fight that swash-buckler!
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
My buckler, which I covered with gold, has cracked from end to end.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
In other places the rock was damasked like a Saracen buckler, or engraved like a Florentine vase.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
He was a capital officer with the sword and buckler, but did not excel as a cavalry soldier.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Erwin, unhorsed, was holding his buckler above the Emperor's head.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
Lay hand upon the shield and buckler: And stand up to help me.
"The Christian Use of the Psalter" by A. R. Whitham
From their shoulders hung their gilt and painted bucklers.
"The Branding Needle, or The Monastery of Charolles" by Eugène Sue
They carried black bucklers and wore casques made of black calves' skin.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

Thy wisdom, faithfulness and love,
To feeble helpless worms;
A buckler and a refuge prove,
From enemies and storms.
"The Believer's Safety" by John Newton
There legions marched with bucklers bright,
And lances lifted o'er them;
While flags, like eagles plumed for flight,
Unfurled their wings before them.
"In Rome" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Lift high Thy Buckler, Lord of Hosts!
Guard Thou Thy Servants, Sons and Sires,
While on the Godless heathen Coasts
They light Thine Israel's Altar-fires!
"Hymn.—The Word Of Promise" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"In the barren, stripped land beyond Niemen's wide strand
Where goes Skirgiell, the third son shall ride;
Only buckler and sword will he get as reward,
But from there he shall bring him his bride.
"The Three Brothers Budrys" by Adam Mickiewicz
Within the House of Mammon august the twilights are,
Across whose gulf the portal gleams smaller than a star.
The bucklers of the mighty in rust and ruin melt,
Above those deep foundations where king and pontiff knelt.
"The Common Cult" by George Sterling
The Mayor smote Cloudeslie with his bill,
His buckler he burst in two;
Full many a yeoman with great ill,
"Alas! treason!" they cried for woe.
"Keep we the gat-es fast," they bade,
"That these traitors thereout not go!"
"Adam Bell, Clym Of The Clough, And William Of Cloudeslie" by Henry Morley

In news:

Mrs Mary Jane Buckler , age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E Buckler .
Mary Jane Buckler , age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on October 2, 2012.
Elizabeth "Jane" (Wolfe) Buckler passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012.
William Granville Buckler , 93, of Columbia, passed away March 3, 2012 at his home.
Amy Buckler and Mina Black.
Q & A: Kevin Buckler on TRG's 2011 and his driving return.
Buckler out as FHS coach.
Florala will be looking for a new head football coach in the coming days after the Covington County Board of Education non-renewed Chris Buckler 's contract today at the special-called board meeting.
Buckler Beer among brews at 'beer summit'.
Vice President Joe Biden enjoyed Buckler , a non-alcoholic brew today at the 'beer summit'.
Andrew Buckler Opening Second City Store in Soho.
Andrew Buckler 's flagship New York City store opened at 13 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District (where else?
Robert Buckler, executive director of the coalition, said the animals raised under the guidelines live and die under vastly better conditions than do most livestock raised for food.
John Buckler is president of the Great American Fierce Beard Organization.
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