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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buckler mean? 

BUCKLER (noun)
  The noun BUCKLER has 1 sense:

1. armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

  Familiarity information: BUCKLER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BUCKLER (noun)

Sense 1buckler [BACK TO TOP]


Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

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Nouns denoting man-made objects


buckler; shield

Hypernyms ("buckler" is a kind of...):

armor; armour (protective covering made of metal and used in combat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "buckler"):

escutcheon; scutcheon (a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms)

pavis; pavise ((Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position)

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