human shield

human shield

noun
a person or group of people located or intentionally placed in a potential line of fire or in an area likely to be attacked.
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Main Entry:  human shield
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person or persons put in a dangerous position or the line of fire in order to discourage an attack
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