any other uses?
The "boss of a shield" is called a buckle, from the Middle English "bocle" and the Old French "bocle" or "bucle" . The "boss of the shield" is the ring of the shield. Source: Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language. 1943
The "boss of the shield" in Late Latin is called a "bucula' or "buccula",or the beaver of a helmet from the bulging shape. Source: An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by T. Northcote Toller (1921)cited @ lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oe_bosworthtoller/d0110.html Shep98270 (talk) 03:51, 26 April 2009 (UTC)