shin guard: Meaning and Definition of

shin' guard"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Sports. Sports.
  1. 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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