shin guard

noun Sports.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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