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.
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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