Definitions

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  • n. someone who carries a shield

Etymologies

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shield +‎ -man

Examples

  • A driver, a shieldsman, a wizard, and his apprentice.

    Burning Tower

  • The sturdy shieldsman showed that bright burg-of-the-boldest; bade them go straightway thither; his steed then turned, hardy hero, and hailed them thus: --

    Beowulf

  • Wearied he sat at his sovran's shoulder, shieldsman good, to wake him with water. {37b} Nowise it availed.

    Beowulf

  • Wearied he sat at his sovran’s shoulder, shieldsman good, to wake him with water.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • The sturdy shieldsman showed that bright burg-of-the-boldest; bade them go straightway thither; his steed then turned, hardy hero, and hailed them thus: — “’Tis time that I fare from you.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

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