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targe

[tahrj] /tɑrdʒ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a small, round shield; a target or buckler.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English < Old French < Old Norse targa round shield; cognate with Old High German zarga rim, ring; replacing Old English targe, targa < Old Norse
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British Dictionary definitions for targe

targe

/tɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
an archaic word for shield
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German zarga rim, frame, Old Norse targa shield
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