from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See scute.
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- n. An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the Roman army.
- n. A scute.
- n. One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.
- n. A penthouse or awning.
Latin scūtum, shield.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin scūtum ("shield"). (Wiktionary)