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British English: /ʃiːld/
American English: /ʃild/

Translation of shield in German:


  • 2 (in machinery etc.)
    Schutz, der
    (protective plate)
    Schutzplatte, die
    (protective screen)
    Schutzschirm, der
  • 3 [figurative]
    (person or thing that protects) Schild, der [formal]
  • 6
    [Wappen]schild, der
  • 7 (Sport)
    (trophy) Trophäe, die (in Form eines Schildes)
  • 8 (American English)
    (policeman's badge) Dienstmarke, die

transitive verb

  • 2
    (conceal) decken (Schuldigen)
    shield somebody from the truth
    die Wahrheit von jemandem fern halten

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