shield

Part of speech: verb

To protect; defend.

Part of speech: noun

A broad piece of defensive armor, eommonly carried on the left arm; a defense or defender; shelter.

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Usage examples "shield":

  1. In her honour and for remembrance, Arthur bore her semblance on his shield. - "Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut", Wace.
  2. The butler had deliberately lied to shield his daughter, and had asked secrecy of this girl. - "The Gray Mask", Wadsworth Camp.
  3. Hanging at the side of each rider was a round leather shield and a large quiver containing his horn bow and arrows. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.