shield

noun

  • 1

    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.

verb

Dialects

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Origin

Old English scild (noun), scildan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schild and German Schild, from a base meaning ‘divide, separate’.

Pronunciation

  • shield /ʃiːld/