What is shield?

  • (noun): Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows.
    Synonyms: buckler
    See also — Additional definitions below


A shield is a type of personal armor, meant to intercept attacks, either by stopping projectiles such as arrows or redirecting a hit from a sword, mace or battle axe to the side of the shield-bearer.

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New Hampshire Highway System - Signage Practices - U.S. Highways
... Route shield, a six-point white shield over a black square background ... New Hampshire does not use elongated route shields for U.S Routes, except on the occasional guide sign from a freeway ... fashion to Route 28 Bypass, a standard US-1 shield with the word 'BY-PASS' over the numeral ...
Infershia Pantheon - Gorgon
... Gorgon used a mirror-shield, akin to the aegis of Athena, as her weapon and can turn herself into either a nāga or a giant snake to devour her enemies ... When her turn begins, Gorgon scatters uses her shield to conjure forth snakes and scatter them so that when there's enough of them, they would bite everyone with Gorgon using her shield to turn the ... to trigger her Divine Punishment only for Travelion to incinerate her shield, dispelling all of the snakes she conjured before she is killed by Magi Legend, restoring Smoky back to his ...
Shield - Gallery
... Wall painting depicting a Mycenaean Greek "figure eight" shield with a suspension strap at the middle, 15th century BC, National Archaeological Museum, Athens -The ... ridge on the front (so denoted by the visible pattern of the ox hide) of the shield A hoplite by painter Alkimachos, on an Attic red-figure vase, c ... Shield has a curtain which serves as a protection from arrows Sword and buckler combat, plate from the Tacuinum Sanitatis illustrated in Lombardy, ca ...
Cúcuta - Symbols - Seal
... The shield of Cúcuta was adopted in 1958 by Decree 032 on February 3, 1958, after a request by the History Academy of North Santander ... The shield is a classic shape, and carries the title conferred to the city by Royal Decree of the Emperor Carlos IV Very noble, valiant and loyal Village of San José of Cúcuta ... The lower part of the shield displays the weapons that the National Congress adopted for Colombia by the Law of October 6, 1821, at its meeting in the Villa ...

More definitions of "shield":

  • (verb): Hold back a thought or feeling about.
    Synonyms: harbor, harbour
  • (verb): Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm.
    Synonyms: screen
  • (noun): A protective covering or structure.

Famous quotes containing the word shield:

    The lichen on the rocks is a rude and simple shield which beginning and imperfect Nature suspended there. Still hangs her wrinkled trophy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)