shield

  1. a protective covering or structure
  2. armor carried on the arm to intercept blows

Shield

In heraldry, the shield is the escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. The shield is mapped into areas, described from the perspective of someone holding the shield, and thus opposite to the viewer's perspective. The left side being the sinister side, the right side described as the dexter side. The top of the shield ...
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shield

Any of several extensive regions where ancient Precambrian crystalline rocks are exposed at the Earth's surface.
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shield

[n] - a protective covering or structure 2. [n] - armor carried on the arm to intercept blows 3. [v] - protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
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Shield

1) The outer conductive wrapping around an inner wire or inner wires in a cable.
2)To protect the inner wire or inner wires in a cable from pick up of energy given off by such things as florescent lights.
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Shield

The shield is a copper item that is screwed on to the front of the torch when all the other components have been put in. It is designed to protect the nozzle from splatter produced when piercing. The shield locates on the shield cap. Replacement of the shield is only required when the piece appears damaged by molten metal adhering to or melting it....
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Shield

Shield noun [ Middle English sheld , scheld , Anglo-Saxon scield , scild , sceld , scyld ; akin to Old Saxon scild , OFries. skeld , D. & German schild , Old High German scilt , Icelandic skjöldr , Swedish sköld
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Shield

Shield transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Shielded ; present participle & verbal noun Shielding .] [ Anglo-Saxon scidan , scyldan . See Shield , noun ] 1. To cover...
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shield

1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury. 'Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field, To see the son the vanquished father shield.' (Dryden) 'A woman's shape doth shield thee.' (Shak) ... 2. To ward off; to keep off or out. 'They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to shi...
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shield

noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
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shield

(shēld) any protecting structure. in radiology, a protective device, often made of lead, through which particualr types of rays cannot pass; used to avoid the effects of ionizing radiation.
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Shield

• (n.) A coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield. • (n.) Figuratively, one who protects or defends. • (n.) A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, -- formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler. • (n.) A spot resembling, or having the form of, a ...
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shield

(from the article `basketry`) ...Assam region in India, and Hawaii); armour (for example, armour of coconut palm fibre for protection against weapons made of sharks` teeth by the ... Shields were used for hunting long before they were used for warfare, partly for defense and partly for concealment in stalking game, and it is ... ...T...
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shield

(from the article `heraldry`) The shield is the essential part of an armorial achievement; without it there can be no full heraldic display, except for those of ladies and some ... The surface of the shield (or escutcheon) is the field. This is divided into chief and base (top and bottom), sinister and dexter (left and right, ... [2 ...
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Shield

(screen) A screen to shield a rain-gauge from the influence of the wind, or to shield a thermometer against insolation.
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Shield

A large stable area of exposed very old (more than 600 million years) igneous and metamorphic rock found on continents. This rock forms the nucleus of the continents.
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shield

barrier or enclosure provided for mechanical protection, which may also have the function of a screen
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shield

material intended to reduce the radiation field inside a region
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shield

shield, in geology: see continent.
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shield

shield, piece of defensive armor, worn on the arm or shoulder to ward off weapons during combat, used prior to the dominance of gunpowder. Originally for individual defense during hand-to-hand combat, it is the most primitive and universal item of defensive armor. Shields were made of hide or wood, ...
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shield

Type: Term Pronunciation: shēld Definitions: 1. A protecting screen; lead sheet for protecting the operator and patient from x-rays.
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shield

(geology) In geology, alternative name for craton, the ancient core of a continent
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shield

(technology) In technology, any material used to reduce the amount of radiation (electrostatic, electromagnetic, heat, nuclear) reaching from one region of space to another, or any material used as a protection against falling debris, as in tunnelling. Electrical conductors are used for electr...
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Shield

A mass of attenuating material used to prevent or reduce the passage of radiation or particles.
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Shield

[geology] A shield is generally a large area of exposed Precambrian crystalline igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks that form tectonically stable areas. In all cases, the age of these rocks is greater than 570 million years and sometimes dates back 2 to 3.5 billion years.{Citation needed |date=October 2011} They have been little affect...
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