Talk:Shield boss

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any other uses?[edit]

i think the boss can be used to punch an enemy at close range Btzkillerv (talk) 15:36, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

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 @ Shep98270 (talk) 03:51, 26 April 2009 (UTC)