from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of buckler.
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"Qe nul teigne escole de eskermerye ne de bokeler deins la citee."
Thursday night before the Feast of St. Matthew he, with his son Thomas and many others, did 'then and there ryottusly assemble theym togeders to kyll your said orators, leyin awayte,' and the said 'Thomas Gybbys with a swarde and a bokeler made a sawte' upon John Hals, '... so as the said John Hals was in danger of his lyf and toke the church and church yerde for his savegard and kept the same by the space of two hours.'