Small shield
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Buckler. Small, usually round shield carried in the hand or worn on the arm in battle.See Arms and Warfare.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Buckler [Heb. ṣinnâ, soḥērâ, mag̱ēn]; AV also TARGETS (2 Ch. 14:8); NEB also SHIELD. The buckler was a small rounded shield usually worn on the arm, comprising part of the defensive armor of the warrior (cf. Ps. 35:2; 91:4; Jer. 46:3; Ezk. 23:24; 38:4). See Weapons of War.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BUCKLER* Small, usually round shield carried in the hand or worn on the arm in battle. See Armor and Weapons.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
buckler, a small circular shield worn on the forearm. It was usually made of a leather-covered frame (wicker, wood, or metal) and provided more mobile protection than the full-body shield with which it is always associated. Its main function was to deflect projectiles or blows in hand-to-hand combat.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Buckler. A small round shield usually worn on the arm or carried in the hand (Heb. ṣinnâ, Ps. 35:2; cf. 1 Kgs. 10:16–17; soḥērâ, Ps. 91:4; mag̱ēn, Cant. 4:4; Jer. 46:3).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Buckler(1.) A portable shield (2 Sam. 22:31; 1 Chr. 5:18).(2.) A shield surrounding the person; the targe or round form; used once figuratively (Ps. 91:4).(3.) A large shield protecting the whole body (Ps. 35:2; Ezek. 23:24; 26:8).(4.) A lance or spear; improperly rendered “buckler” in the Authorized
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUCKLER<buk’-ler>: God is called a “buckler” (the Revised Version (British and American) “shield”) to them that trust Him (Psalm 18:2, 30; 2 Samuel 22:31; Proverbs 2:7).See ARMOR.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BUCKLER Small rounded shield that was carried in the hand or worn on the arm. Larger shields were also used which covered the entire body. See Arms and Armor.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BUCKLER, bukʹlẽr: God is called a “buckler” (RV “shield”) to them that trust Him (Ps 18:2, 30; 2 S 22:31; Prov 2:7). See Armor.