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  1. One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes.
  2. A block of wood or plate of iron made to fit a hawse hole, or the circular opening in a half-port, to prevent water from entering when the vessel pitches.
  3. A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.
  4. One who buckles something.
  5. A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, held with a hand (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body. In the sword and buckler play of the Middle Ages in England, the buckler was a small shield, used, not to cover the body, but to stop or parry blows.
  6. The anterior segment of the shell of a trilobites.


  1. To shield; to defend.


  1. A surname​.