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  • n. One who holds a shield over another; a defender.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds a shield over another; hence, a defender.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n.ὐπερασπίζειν, cover with a shield, ⟨ὑπέρ, over, + ἀσπίς, a shield. Cf. hypaspist.] In Greek antiquity, one who protected another engaged in fighting by holding a shield over him; hence, a protector or defender.

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