Definitions

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  • n. A protective guard for the face

Etymologies

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face +‎ guard

Examples

  • Only Joey Barton possibly played better as, wearing a faceguard to protect a fractured cheekbone, Newcastle United's Nigerian‑born, Tyneside‑bred striker had Alan Pardew placing him in the same class as Carlos Tevez.

    Shola Ameobi has Newcastle's Alan Pardew praising his Geordie Tevez

  • Considering the tough crowd that boards metro in some south king county communities during the evening, the drivers will not only need backbone, but they'll need a faceguard and a bulletproof vest. bread and roses

    Metro Loses $62,000 a Week to Fare Evasion « PubliCola

  • Please note that my interest lies only in the “helmet design”, by which I basically mean the shell and faceguard colors, the logo decals (if any), and the stripes running over the top of the helmet (if any).

    A Visual History of Football Helmets

  • I'm interested in road bike knickers, BMX upper body armor and a skateboarding helmet with a faceguard.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

  • The uniform of the Companions consists of a green coat, a breastplate worked with the Nine Bees of Illian, and a conical helmet with a faceguard of steel bars.

    The Path of Daggers

  • The uniform of the Defenders consists of a black coat with padded sleeves striped black-and-gold with black cuffs, a burnished breastplate, and a rimmed helmet with a faceguard of steel bars.

    The Path of Daggers

  • The white polo helmet and faceguard increased the difficulty in distinguishing any features, but now that Luz had sized up the main opposition, her attention shifted to her son as he rode up to the midline bisecting the three-hundred-yard-long field.

    The Glory Game

  • "I'll give you a note to Dr. Hendrix," said Mr. Gladby, as Tom was fastening on his faceguard.

    Tom Swift and His Sky Racer, or, the Quickest Flight on Record

  • "I had a little bit more pressure in the second half-they decided to faceguard me,"

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • The NFL's tough, tailgating fans want to see those hard hits, helmet to helmet, faceguard to sternum, that Goodell wants eliminated.

    latimes.com - News

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  • doomstar indeed.

    January 22, 2013

  • Ha!

    January 22, 2013

  • Cinematic is right. In black and white.

    January 22, 2013

  • whoa, I enjoy how cinematic this one seems.

    "Sir!" the clerk rushed in, stammering and sweating.

    "What is it, man? Spit it out!" said the Super. The clerk held up the telegram. It read simply:

    FACEGUARD STOP

    The Super's meerschaum pipe clattered to the platform below, shattering. "May God have mercy on our souls."

    January 22, 2013

  • In the abbreviated jargon of railroad telegraphy, faceguard stood for the phrase "Failure cannot be prevented". --US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 22, 2013