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|Noun||1.||protective covering - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"|
bell glass, bell jar - a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
book binding, cover, binding, back - the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
screen, blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
armguard, bracer - a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
cap - something serving as a cover or protection
cloche - a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
coaster - a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
cold frame - protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
dust cover - a removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment
faceplate - a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
fallboard, fall-board - the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
escutcheon, finger plate, scutcheon - a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
mask - a protective covering worn over the face
mulch - a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
screen - a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame; "they put screens in the windows for protection against insects"; "a metal screen protected the observers"
shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
overlay, overlayer, sheathing - protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
shield - a protective covering or structure
dashboard, splashboard, splasher - protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
splasher - a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
testudo - a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification
thumbstall - protective covering for an injured thumb
toecap - a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it
|2.||protective covering - the tough natural covering of some organisms|
scute - large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
sclerite - hard plate or element of the exoskeleton of some arthropods
clypeus - a shield-like plate on the front of an insect's head
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part