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  • nounprotection
  • verbprotect

synonyms for shields

  • armor
  • buffer
  • bulwark
  • safeguard
  • shelter
  • absorber
  • aegis
  • armament
  • buckler
  • bumper
  • cover
  • defense
  • escutcheon
  • guard
  • mail
  • rampart
  • screen
  • security
  • ward
  • shelter
  • defend
  • cover
  • conceal
  • safeguard
  • fend
  • secure
  • bulwark
  • harbor
  • house
  • screen
  • roof
  • chamber
  • guard
  • stonewall
  • haven
  • go to bat for
  • ride shotgun
  • ward off
  • shotgun
  • cover all bases
  • cover up
  • give cover
  • give shelter
  • take under one's wing
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In fact—on account of conditions beyond my choice and control—I spent too much time on the wrong side of the hull shields.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
But even an age of war and pestilence could be observed without torment from behind the protective shields of the Time Machine.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
The body shields of the head pass gradually into the dorsal plates.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Shields was eventually defeated and driven down the Shenandoah Valley.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Jackson then led his remaining forces north of Port Republic and encountered Shields there.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
A shower of stones and arrows then fell about the spot where he stood, which were warded off by the shields of the soldiers.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
At night it gives him a soft, sweet-smelling bed on which to sleep, and it shields him from the storm.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
The arms required were probably a sword, helmet, coat of mail and one or two spears and shields.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The weather was frosty with some driving snow, and the men to Harald sat under their shields.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
Left and right, each felling his man; and cimeters dashed from hands as stubble, shields were smitten through as if of gauze.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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