Meaning of buckler

buck•ler

Pronunciation: (buk'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a round shield held by a grip and sometimes having straps through which the arm is passed.
  2. any means of defense; protection.
—v.t.
  1. to be a shield to; support; defend.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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