sheltron

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sheltron, sheltrume, from Old English scildtruma (a phalanx, company (of troops), a tortoise, a covering, shed, shelter, literally shield-troop), from scield (shield) +‎ truma (band or troop of men). More at shield.

Noun[edit]

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sheltron (plural sheltrons)

  1. (military) A compact body of troops forming a battle array, shield wall or phalanx