Entry from British & World English dictionary
A pad or plate held in the mouth by a sports player to protect the teeth and gums.
- If you have a fixed appliance, you must wear a gumshield during contact sports.
- At the end of the third, all his teeth are in the gumshield.
- The French referee awarded a total of 34 penalties in a game which saw the lead change eight times, several sin binnings, a sending-off and a player hurling his gumshield at the referee in disgust.
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