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Sheffield Shield

noun
  1. (in Australia) the former name for the trophy of the annual interstate cricket competition
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C19: named after Lord Sheffield, sponsor of a visiting English side in 1891–92, who inaugurated the Sheffield Shield competition in 1892
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