noun Archaic.

a small, round shield; a target or buckler.

Origin of targe

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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an archaic word for shield

Word Origin for targe

C13: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German zarga rim, frame, Old Norse targa shield
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