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buckler

noun buck·ler \ ˈbə-klər \

Definition of buckler

1 a :a small round shield held by a handle at arm's length
b :a shield worn on the left arm
2 :one that shields and protects

Examples of buckler in a Sentence

  1. a strong and free press is our best buckler against tyranny

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Origin and Etymology of buckler

Middle English bocler, from Anglo-French bucler, from bocle


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buckler

verb

Definition of buckler

transitive verb
:to shield or defend with a buckler

First Known Use of buckler

1593


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