- 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.