shieldwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shield +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

shieldwise (comparative more shieldwise, superlative most shieldwise)

  1. In the manner of a shield; as a protective barrier.
    • 1844, Charles Waterton, Essays on natural history, chiefly ornithology (page 114)
      The dog immediately bristled up, and I had just time to take off my hat, and hold it shieldwise in self-defence, when he came on and made directly at it.