Shield (disambiguation)


Shield (disambiguation)

Shield may refer to:

Protection

* Shield, a hand-held protective device meant to intercept attacks
* Electromagnetic shielding
* Shielded cable
* Energy shield
* Deflector shield, a protective energy field
* Heat shield, which protects a spacecraft or ballistic missile
* Cold shield, used to protect from radiative heating
* Human shield, the use of civilians to deter an attack in warfare
* Lead shielding
* Radiation shield, protects from ionizing radiation
* Shielding effect, in chemistry, is a reduction in the effective nuclear charge
* Tunnelling shield, used in excavation through soft soil
* Dalkon Shield
* Riot shield, used by police forces around the world for crowd control purposes

Things

* Shield (heraldry), the principal portion of a coat of arms
* Shield (geology), a large region of exposed Precambrian basement rock mass, usually at the centre of a continent
* Badge, which is called a "shield" in North American slang
* Shields sailboat, a sailboat class
* U.S. Route shield

Television

* "The Shield", a television police drama

Music

*"Shield", a song by Deep Purple

Fiction and legend

* In science fiction, a protective energy shield
** and specifically shields in Star Trek
* Shield (Artemis Fowl), a magical ability possessed by fairies
* S.H.I.E.L.D., a fictional agency in Marvel comics
* "The Shield (Archie)", a 1940s comic book character
*Scyld Scefing (or Shield Sheafson), a legendary Danish king in the epic poem "Beowulf"

Places

* Shield Row, Durham, England
* Daddry Shield, Durham, England

Other

* FA Community Shield, a British soccer trophy
* The Shield (video game) a video game based on the television series of the same name

ee also

*Shields (disambiguation)


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