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A person or thing providing protection
“Sun-protective clothing provides a better shield than sunscreen since it never rubs off or requires reapplying.”
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
“The savior's novice guard cape floated in the same direction as his hair and pants, and he unconsciously removed the new shield from its back straps.”
To drive danger or attack away from
“Cylindrical ducts shield the propellers.”
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