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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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1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

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