: a light shield used especially by the Scots

Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of targe was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near targe

Cite this Entry

“Targe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/targe. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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