Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without a shield.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of a shield, or of protection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without shield or protection.

Etymologies

shield +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Spear « Isegoria

  • 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.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • 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.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • The Romulan completed its loop and headed directly for the shieldless operations center.

    Starfleet Year One

  • 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.

    Memory of Fire

  • He was weaponless and shieldless, and his helmet hung from his hand.

    The Day of the Tempest

  • He leapt to his right, to take the Toal on its shieldless left arm.

    The Swordbearer

  • 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.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • There stood the shieldless Hogni with set unangry eyes,

    Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys

  • He was a tall, very lean man, smooth faced, and black haired, helmetless and shieldless, but wearing the plated hauberk of the soldier.

    The Path of the King

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