face shield

noun
plural face shields

Definition of face shield

: a protective covering for all or part of the face that is commonly made of clear plastic and is worn especially to prevent injury (as from impact, extreme temperature, or a dangerous substance) or to reduce the spread of transmissible disease Infectious disease experts and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge people to wear cloth face coverings or plastic face shields in public to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.— Nick Coltrain The headbands are reusable with an interchangeable face shield, which greatly increases their utility versus a single-use disposable design.— Edwin B. Smith … no action was taken by the American Hockey Coaches Association regarding the matter of a three-quarters face shield for college hockey players. Thus, the full face mask requirement will remain in place for next season.— John Connolly If it's really cold, a snowmobile-style helmet with a face shield is your best bet.— Tom Kaiser Wash your hands frequently and use a cloth face shield to protect yourself and others from spreading the virus.— Howard B. Owens

First Known Use of face shield

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of face shield was in 1842

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“Face shield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%20shield. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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