Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without shield or protection.
- adj. Without a shield.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Destitute of a shield, or of protection.
- shield + -less (Wiktionary)
“If an enemy spearman to the right of the over-arm user saw the thrust coming, he would have an easy victim: a man who has stepped with his weight onto his front foot (thus preventing any evasion by footwork) with an exposed shieldless side.”
“But, as sometimes happens, the turtle was allowed to go scot-free, and had his shell given back to him, and all the punishment fell on the poor jelly-fish, who was condemned by the queen to go shieldless for ever after.”
“Harry felt scared to see him walking along, undefended, shieldless; he wanted to cry out a warning, but his headless guard kept shunting him backwards towards the wall, blocking his every attempt to gel out from behind it.”
“The Romulan completed its loop and headed directly for the shieldless operations center.”
“He looked for the “divert” spell Willie had mentioned, and when he finally got through it, noticed the semicircle of Sentinels pointed toward the castle, shieldless.”
“He was weaponless and shieldless, and his helmet hung from his hand.”
“He leapt to his right, to take the Toal on its shieldless left arm.”
“The warriors came with me, singing the paean and cheering, till the hill's steepness caught their breath, No one cried out on me for going shieldless; they saw that the god inspired me, and thought I had omens that I could not fall.”
“There stood the shieldless Hogni with set unangry eyes,”
“He was a tall, very lean man, smooth faced, and black haired, helmetless and shieldless, but wearing the plated hauberk of the soldier.”
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