Definition of human shield
: a person whose body is used as a protection from harm by someone else The thief tried to use a hostage as a human shield hoping the police would not shoot.
Word by Word Definitions
: a broad piece of defensive armor carried on the arm
: one that protects or defends : defense
: dress shield
: to protect with or as if with a shield : provide with a protective cover or shelter
: to cut off from observation : hide
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