shield-arm

shield-arm
shieldˈ-arm noun
The left arm
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  • Lady of the Shield-arm —    A title given to Éowyn after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. In that battle, her shield arm was broken by the Lord of the Nazgûl, but with the help of Meriadoc Brandybuck, she nonetheless defeated her mighty foe …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • shield´like´ — shield «sheeld», noun, verb. –n. 1. a piece of armor carried on the arm or in the hand to protect the body in battle, used in ancient and medieval warfare. 2. anything used to protect: »He turned up his collar as a shield against the cold wind. A …   Useful english dictionary

  • shield´er — shield «sheeld», noun, verb. –n. 1. a piece of armor carried on the arm or in the hand to protect the body in battle, used in ancient and medieval warfare. 2. anything used to protect: »He turned up his collar as a shield against the cold wind. A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shield — Shield, n. [OE. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild, sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld, D. & G. schild, OHG. scilt, Icel. skj[ o]ldr, Sw. sk[ o]ld, Dan. skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] 1. A broad piece of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shield fern — Shield Shield, n. [OE. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild, sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld, D. & G. schild, OHG. scilt, Icel. skj[ o]ldr, Sw. sk[ o]ld, Dan. skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] 1. A broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shield — A shield is a protective device, meant to intercept attacks. The term often refers to a device that is held in the hand, as opposed to armour or a bullet proof vest.Prehistoric and AntiquityThe oldest form of shield was a protection used to block …   Wikipedia

  • arm — arm1 armed, adj. armlike, adj. /ahrm/, n. 1. the upper limb of the human body, esp. the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist. 2. the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow. 3. the forelimb of any vertebrate. 4. some part of an… …   Universalium

  • arm — arm1 W1S1 [a:m US a:rm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body)¦ 2¦(weapons)¦ 3¦(furniture)¦ 4¦(clothing)¦ 5 be up in arms 6 with open arms 7 somebody would give their right arm to do something 8 hold something at arm s length 9 keep/hold s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arm — 1 noun (C) 1 BODY one of the two long parts of your body between your shoulders and your hands: Mom put her arms around me to comfort me. | Pat appeared carrying a large box under his arm. | a broken arm | with arms folded/crossed (=with your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shield — shielder, n. shieldless, adj. shieldlessly, adv. shieldlessness, n. shieldlike, adj. /sheeld/, n. 1. a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords,… …   Universalium

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