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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 buck·ler /ˈbʌklɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Buc·kler 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. Zool. (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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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.)