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human shield

a person or group of people located or intentionally placed in a potential line of fire or in an area likely to be attacked. Unabridged
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  • Spun around and held as a human shield I had to helplessly watch her come yawning in the kitchen door.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Mallory was crouched in the seat, and almost perfectly covered by a human shield.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • His sword was wrested from his grasp, and he was made a human shield for this preposterously impudent American.

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • "That's so," replied Stransky glumly, realizing that he was running with a human shield on his back.

    The Last Shot

    Frederick Palmer
Contemporary definitions for human shield

a person or persons put in a dangerous position or the line of fire in order to discourage an attack's 21st Century Lexicon
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