Shin-guard

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.

Origin:
1900–05

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shin guard

noun
a stiff protective garment worn by hockey players or a catcher in baseball to protect the shins 
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