|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) A portable shield (2 Samuel 22:31; 1 Chronicles 5:18).
(2.) A shield surrounding the person; the targe or round form; used once figuratively (Psalm 91:4).
(3.) A large shield protecting the whole body (Psalm 35:2; Ezek. 23:24; 26:8).
(4.) A lance or spear; improperly rendered "buckler" in the Authorized Version (1 Chronicles 12:8), but correctly in the Revised Version "spear."
The leather of shields required oiling (2 Samuel 1:21; Isaiah 21:5), so as to prevent its being injured by moisture. Copper (= "brass") shields were also in use (1 Samuel 17:6; 1 Kings 14:27). Those spoken of in 1 Kings 10:16, etc.; 14:26, were probably of massive metal.
The shields David had taken from his enemies were suspended in the temple as mementoes (2 Kings 11:10). (see ARMOUR, SHIELD.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body.
2. (n.) One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes.
3. (n.) The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.
4. (n.) 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.
5. (v. t.) To shield; to defend.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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).
Buckler (19 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 17:7 and the wood of his spear 'is' like a beam of weavers', and the flame of his spear 'is' six hundred shekels of iron, and the bearer of the buckler is going before him. (YLT)
1 Samuel 17:41 And the Philistine goeth on, going and drawing near unto David, and the man bearing the buckler 'is' before him, (YLT)
1 Samuel 17:45 And David saith unto the Philistine, 'Thou art coming unto me with sword, and with spear, and with buckler, and I am coming unto thee in the name of Jehovah of Hosts, God of the ranks of Israel, which thou hast reproached. (YLT)
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. (KJV WBS)
1 Kings 10:16 King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went to one buckler. (Root in WEB ASV)
1 Chronicles 5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, that were able to go forth to war. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
1 Chronicles 12:8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains; (KJV WBS YLT)
2 Chronicles 9:15 King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one buckler. (Root in WEB ASV)
Psalms 5:12 For Thou blessest the righteous, O Jehovah, As a buckler with favour dost compass him! (YLT)
Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (KJV WBS)
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. (KJV WBS)
Psalms 35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. (KJV WBS)
Jeremiah 46:3 Prepare the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 23:24 They shall come against you with weapons, chariots, and wagons, and with a company of peoples; they shall set themselves against you with buckler and shield and helmet all around; and I will commit the judgment to them, and they shall judge you according to their judgments. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 26:8 He shall kill your daughters in the field with the sword; and he shall make forts against you, and cast up a mound against you, and raise up the buckler against you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 38:4 and I will turn you around, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, with all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords; (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 39:9 Those who dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall make fires of the weapons and burn them, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the war clubs, and the spears, and they shall make fires of them seven years; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)