Translation of shield in Spanish:


escudo, n.

Pronunciation /ʃiːld//ʃild/


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    • 1.1Military History

      escudo masculine
      riot shield escudo antidisturbios masculine
      • His sword was sheathed at his side, and his shield was ready on his back.
      • The children are also learning to march like a tortoise as the Romans did, with shields at their side and on top.
      • He snaked one arm through the shield's heavy carrying strap and shoved the gun into his waistband while he reached for the door.
      • There were several hundred police officers armed with shields and batons.
      • I barely had time to parry her first blow with the shield before she was coming around again, sword raised and teeth bared in a white grimace.
      • Derryn dressed the same as he always had despite going into war, except for the horse he was on and the kite shield strapped around one arm.
      • Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.
      • It was a force to be proud of: the unit was outfitted with state of the art weaponry, and each had a shield strapped on his back.
      • His old shield had taken many blows and was dented, so he replaced it with a buckler with red trim, a gold emblem at its center.
      • Each of his soldiers was ordered to carry a cat on his shield, thus preventing the Egyptians, to whom the cat was sacred, from striking a blow.
      • Doune then caught a heavy blow to his left side, his shield blunting the force of the blow, but stumbled backwards and fell onto his back.
      • Behind this barrier stood helmeted paramilitary police carrying riot shields and wearing body armor.
      • Outside the wall, commandos beat truncheons against their shields and police dogs barked.
      • It parried the blow with its shield, and lashed out with its sword.
      • The Guard braced their riot shields and checked their equipment.
      • He feinted to her left, and as she moved her shield to catch the blow, changed the direction of his thrust and rammed his sword into her lower chest.
      • She managed a shaky grin, leaning heavily against the side of the shield.
      • Catching a mercenary's outstretched torso with the broad surface of his shield, the Colonel hurled his adversary high overhead.
      • Not only was he faster then she was, but he was armed whereas she only had her shield strapped around her right forearm.
      • The savior's novice guard cape floated in the same direction as his hair and pants, and he unconsciously removed the new shield from its back straps.

    • 1.2(escutcheon)

      escudo masculine
      • The Shire Hall at the castle, which contains one of the biggest displays of heraldic shields in the country, is world famous and 30 years ago staged the trial of the Birmingham Six.
      • There is evidence for both flat and curved kite shields, with the curved being most likely, and most having bosses.
      • The shield and crest are displayed on William Shakespeare's monument and on Susanna Hall's seal.
      • Two African leopards adorn the national emblem, a five-pointed white star on a light blue shield with a gold border.
      • Upon the shield was the traditional animal, a large bore head with the royal house sword of battle behind it.

    • 1.3(badge)

      escudo masculine
      insignia feminine
      distintivo masculine
      • Somebody's in the uniform where they had a badge, or a shield.
      • And I will carry this: It is the police shield of a man named George Howard, who died at the World Trade Center trying to save others.

    • 1.4British (trophy)

      (en forma de escudo) placa feminine

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    (protective cover)
    (on machine) revestimiento masculine
    (of animal) caparazón masculine
    eye shield visera protectora feminine
    • The dorsal shield was pierced by a single, large, nostril-like opening situated in the middle of the head in front of the eyes.
    • Actually, this is a shield to prevent gas from blowing back in the shooter's face in the rare event of a failure of some kind.
    • The design incorporates a shield which prevents the thumb safely and rear sight from robbing against the body.
    • Naupli have a cephalic shield or the beginnings of the dorsal carapace, and no segmentation on the trunk.
    • These X-rays heated the interior of the bomb and the tamper; the shield prevented premature detonation of the fuel.
    • One photograph of an internal mold of the dorsal shield shows a ‘faint impression of the brain.’
    • The fusion of the cephalic segments is most obvious when a cephalic shield or carapace is present.
    • The top of the head is always covered by a shield of keratin-covered scutes, and the tail is covered by bony rings.

transitive verb

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    to shield sth/sb from sb/sth proteger algo/a algn de algn/algo
    • to shield sb from reality proteger a algn de la realidad
    • the bushes shielded them from view los matorrales los ocultaban
    • shielded cable cable blindado
    • We chose to sit beneath a willow tree with its branches shielding us from view.
    • She said that in West Yorkshire victims could be shielded from defendants in court by screens and sometimes they could give their evidence from another room in the court building by video link.
    • An iron door opens to a simple, calm seating area, shielded behind a straight-lined wall screen.
    • When our hero passed, she could barely look him in the eye, she just shielded herself behind her sympathetic companions.
    • Eager whispers followed his every step as he paced restlessly down the cream and burgundy corridors, glowing eyes shielded behind his dark glasses.
    • It was a place of money and old houses, and each house was set deep back behind a large front lot and shielded by trees.
    • Until the memo surfaces, most opponents prefer behind-the-scenes warfare largely shielded from public view.
    • He can do all this and more, but only if he knows the truth and is not shielded behind a cocoon of manufactured perceptions.
    • With an intense look and his eyes shielded behind wraparound shades, he is, at first, extremely intimidating.
    • As I am sitting on the floor and shielded by the shelves it is basically impossible to see me from the creative room.
    • I sit now at a table in the back, shielded from view by a large group of eyebrow-ringed art students and chess players.
    • We were shown to a large glass dining table and a bamboo screen was placed around us to shield us.
    • He was able to dodge her long enough to make his way to the edge of the forest and darted into the trees, hiding behind one large enough to shield him from view.
    • Someone was running behind her, very closely, shielded from her sight by a hooded jacket.