- a small, round shield; a target or buckler.
Origin of targe
Examples from the Web for targe
Historical Examples of targe
The boss of a Japanese targe could not have balked it more cleverly.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
He was in a blue cape, and had a targe, and his axe aloft on his shoulder.The story of Burnt Njal
He spake, and hurled at Neoptolemus with nerveless arm a spear that scarce had force to pierce the outmost fold of the targe.Half a Hundred Hero Tales
If any leaped forth, it was upon a viking spear, or if the face of any was seen it was the targe for a swift-sure arrow.The Washer of the Ford
The other, where there is a second, stands a little in the rear, and guards the archer's head with a round shield or targe.
- an archaic word for shield