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1. A broad piece of armor made of rigid material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusted weapons.
2. A person or thing that provides protection.
3. A protective device or structure, as:
a. A steel sheet attached to an artillery piece to protect gunners from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
b. Physics A wall or housing of concrete or lead built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
c. Electronics A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
d. A pad worn, as at the armpits, to protect a garment from perspiration.
e. A sanitary napkin.
4. Zoology A protective plate or similar hard outer covering; a scute or scutellum.
5. Something that resembles a shield, as:
a. An escutcheon.
b. A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
c. A police officer's badge.
6. Geology The ancient, stable, interior layer of continents composed of primarily Precambrian igneous or metamorphic rocks. Also called continental shield.
v. shield·ed, shield·ing, shields
1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty: "a policymaking elite whose families and purses are shielded from the sacrifices war entails" (Uwe E. Reinhardt). See Synonyms at defend.
2. To cover up; conceal: "Though many eyes were watching, none could pierce the halo of morning sunlight that surrounded and shielded the hawk" (Peter Dunne).
To act or serve as a shield or safeguard.

[Middle English sheld, from Old English scield; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

shield′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shielded - (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury
protected - kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
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The construction sector makes the utmost use of welding/shielding gas owing to its growing usage in welding processes namely tungsten metal arc welding, metal gas arc welding and shielded arc welding.
To do that, it is considered a line length of 100 m to be shielded, obtaining the total cost of the shield (material and losses) over a period of 30 years as stated in the IEC 60287 for the cost of power cables [16].
Debate is raging amongst regional and internationally based cabling companies whether unshielded twisted pair or shielded twisted pair cables are best for 10GBASE-T networks.
Shielded HyperGrip connector line with the 19-position HG3 also comes in a 12-position HG2 and a 33-position HG4.
The shielding effectiveness of the samples in the 1-18 GHz frequency range was determined using the method for large flat samples which implies the use of a shielded enclosure with an open window.
In one method, a metallic "fence" is attached around the perimeter of the area to be shielded (FIGURE 1).