* (l) (obsolete)
(weaponry) A long-bladed weapon having a handle and sometimes a hilt and designed to stab, hew, or slice.
* 1591 , William Shakespeare, Henry VI , Part III, Act II, Scene II, line 59.
* 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 49.
- Unsheathe your sword and dub him presently.
Someone paid to handle a sword.
(tarot) A suit in the minor arcana in tarot.
(tarot) A card of this suit.
(weaving) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.
- Some swords were also made solely to thrust, and some only to cut; others were equally adapted for both.
* double-edged sword
* fall on one’s sword
* pork sword
* put to the sword
* samurai sword
* short sword
* sword bayonet
* sword cane
* sword dance
* sword fern
* sword grass
* sword knot
* sword lily
* sword of Damocles
* swordbearer, sword-bearer
* swordbearing, sword-bearing
* (weaponry) bayonet, claymore, cutlass, epee, , falchion, foil, katana, knife, machete, rapier, sabre, saber, scimitar, vorpal, yataghan, yatagan
From (etyl) shelde, from (etyl) .
Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
# A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
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# Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
# (lichenology) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
# (mining) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
# (science fiction) A field of energy that protects or defends.
Something shaped like a shield, usually an inverted triangle with slightly curved lower sides.
# (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
# A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
# (obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or , having on one side the figure of a shield.
# (label) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
# (colloquial, law enforcement) A police badge.
(geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
# (geology) A wide and relatively low-profiled volcano, usually composed entirely of lava flows.
From (etyl) scieldan.
To protect, to defend.
(electricity) to protect from the influence of