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shin guard

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noun Sports.
  1. a protective covering, usually of leather or plastic and often padded, for the shins and sometimes the knees, worn chiefly by catchers in baseball and goalkeepers in ice hockey.

Origin of shin guard

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • The secutor was barely scratched, but his blood trickled down his shin-guard and he was limping.

    The Unwilling Vestal

    Edward Lucas White