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the Destreza Glossary

Dictionary: Academia Autoridades (A-B), 1726
Broquel. s.m. Arma defensíva, espécie de rodéla, ò escudo redondo, hecho de madéra, cubierto de ante encerádo, ò baldrés, con su guarnición de hierro al canto, y en medio una cazoléta de hierro, que está hueca, para que la mano pueda empuñar el asa, ò maníja, que tiene por la parte interior. Su uso es para cubrir el cuerpo, è impedir que el enemigo con quien se combáte no pueda herirle. Covarr. dice que viene de Broca, por ser en forma orbicular; pero es mas verisimil que sea del Francés Bocluier, que significa esto mismo. Lat. Pelta. Cetra. Ancile, lis. Esteb. fol.160. Me puse el sombrero en la mano izquierda, para que me sirviesse de broquél. Quev. Orl. Cant.I. “Dabanse mul aprisa en los broquéles.”

Buckler. s.m. Defensive weapon, type of rodela, or round shield, made of wood, covered de ante encerado, or baldres, with its guarnición of iron al canto, and in the middle a boss of iron, that is hollow, so that the hand can empuñar el asa, or manija, that it has inside. Its use is to cover the body and to prevent the enemy with whom one fights from being able to wound one. Covarr. says that it comes from Broca, because it is in orbicular form, but it is more likely that it comes from the French Bocluier, that means the same. Lat. Pelta. Cetra. Ancile, lis. Esteb. fol.160. I put the hat in my left hand, so it would serve me as a buckler. Quev. Orl. Cant.I. “Dabanse mul aprisa in the bucklers.”

Dictionary: Oxford English Dictionary Online: (02 May 2005)
1. A small round shield; in England the buckler was usually carried by a handle at the back, and ‘used not so much for a shield as for a warder to catch the blow of an adversary’ (Fairholt, s.v. Buckler), but sometimes it was larger, and fastened by straps to the arm. Sometimes wrongly applied to any kind of shield. Also attrib.

5. Phrases (sense 1): to play at bucklers, at sword and buckler: to fence; see also SWORD. to take up the bucklers: to enter the lists, present oneself as a champion. to deserve to carry the buckler: (with negative expressed or implied) to be worthy to be remotely compared with, = mod. ‘to be fit to hold a candle to’. to carry away the bucklers: to come off winner. to give, lay down, yield the bucklers: to own oneself beaten. Obs.

6. Comb., as buckler-maker; also buckler-beak, a fossil ganoid with a beak-shaped upper jaw; buckler-fern, the genus Aspidium; buckler-hand, the left hand; buckler-head, the fossil fish Cephalaspis; buckler-headed, having a head like a buckler; buckler-mustard, Biscutella auriculata; buckler-play, -playing, -player, fencing, a fencer; buckler-thorn, Rhamnus Paliurus aculeatus.