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shield

noun [C]
 
 
/ʃiːld/
METAL OBJECT a large, flat object that police officers and soldiers hold in front of their bodies to protect themselvesHand weaponsHandguns and rifles
PROTECTION a person or thing used as protection: The hostages are being used as human shields.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of shield noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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