Meaning of SHIELD in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Something or someone which is a ~ against a particular danger or risk provides protection from it.
He used his left hand as a ~ against the reflecting sunlight.
N-COUNT: usu sing
If something or someone ~s you from a danger or risk, they protect you from it.
He ~ed his head from the sun with an old sack...
VERB: V n from n
If you ~ your eyes, you put your hand above your eyes to protect them from direct sunlight.
He squinted and ~ed his eyes.
VERB: V n
A ~ is a large piece of metal or leather which soldiers used to carry to protect their bodies while they were fighting.
A ~ is a sports prize or badge that is shaped like a ~.
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012