a chair back having a form resembling that of a somewhat heart-shaped medieval shield.
noun 1. an attendant who carries the shield or arms of a warrior.
- Shield bug
noun 1. any shield-shaped herbivorous heteropterous insect of the superfamily Pentamoidea, esp any of the family Pentatomidae Also called stink bug
- Shield cricket
noun 1. (Austral) the interstate cricket competition held for the Sheffield Shield
- Shielded twisted pair
hardware (STP) A kind of cable used for most Ethernet cabling, especially fast ethernet connections such as 100 Mbps. Compare: unshielded twisted pair. (1999-11-15)