- a fabric or plastic pad for attaching to the inside of the underarm of a woman's garment to protect the garment from being soiled by perspiration.
Origin of dress shield
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called shield.
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- a fabric pad worn under the armpits or attached to the armhole of a garment to prevent sweat from showing on or staining the clothing