Definition Of shield

verb

a broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.

Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.

a large rigid area of the earth's crust, typically of Precambrian rock, which has been unaffected by later orogenic episodes, e.g. the Canadian Shield.

a person or thing providing protection.

a protective coating of grease provides a shield against abrasive dirt

protect (someone or something) from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.

he pulled the cap lower to shield his eyes from the glare

something shaped like a shield, in particular.


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Example Of shield

  • a face shield is sometimes an integral part of a safety helmet

  • A polite tongue provided a shield of tactful silence and banal pleasantries that staved off needless provocation and harm.

  • a protective coating of grease provides a shield against abrasive dirt

  • Actually, this is a shield to prevent gas from blowing back in the shooter's face in the rare event of a failure of some kind.

  • And I will carry this: It is the police shield of a man named George Howard, who died at the World Trade Center trying to save others.


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