- a small, round shield held by a handle or worn on the arm
- any protection or defense
Origin of bucklerMiddle English bokeler ; from Old French bocler: see buckle
to protect by shielding; defend
A small, round shield either carried or worn on the arm.
Origin of bucklerMiddle English bokeler, from Old French bouclier, from boucle, boss on a shield, from Latin buccula, diminutive of bucca, cheek.
- A surname.