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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshieldshield1 /ʃiːld/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 shield.jpg a) PMWa large piece of metal or leather that soldiers used in the past to protect themselves when fighting b) SCPa piece of equipment made of strong plastic, used by the police to protect themselves against angry crowds syn riot shield human shield2 a) something in the shape of a shield, wide at the top and curving to a point at the bottom, that is given as a prize for winning a competition, especially a sports competition b) a drawing or model of a shield, wide at the top and curving to a point at the bottom, that is used as a coat of arms3 PROTECTsomething that protects a person or thing from harm or damageshield against The immune system is our body’s shield against infection.4 American English the small piece of metal that a police officer wears to show that they are a police officer syn badge
Examples from the Corpus
shieldAnd Perseus carried a shield provided by the goddess of wisdom.Rawlie sat next to him, in an old chair with a back shaped like a shield.The adoral shields are small wing-like almost separating the oral shield from the first lateral arm plate.The spacecraft is covered in a material that acts as a heat shield.This ironclad shield was pierced by ten gun ports, the largest guns being designed for 9-inch shells.Suncream acts as a kind of shield against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.Only the distal edge of the radial shields are visible.The radial shields are triangular to tear-drop shaped, just over a quarter the disk radius in length.The radial shields are not visible, probably absent.Other demonstrators have managed to draw pink hearts on most of the riot shields.Before operating this machine, make sure the safety shield is in place.shield againstThe immune system is our body's shield against infection.