Glove-shield

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Glove-shield a shield worn by a knight on the left-hand gauntlet to parry blows
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. glóf; cf. Scot. loof, Ice. lôfi, palm.

Usage

In literature:

Around a corner, white-gloved, pink-gilled and tightly buttoned, walked Corrigan, the cop, shield to the curb.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
Did you notice how careful he was to shield his other hand with a glove before he turned the tool on?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
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