protective covering

/prəˌtɛktɪv ˌkəvərɪŋ/

Other forms: protective coverings

Definitions of protective covering
  1. noun
    a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    synonyms: protection, protective cover
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    armor, armour
    protective covering made of metal and used in combat
    bell glass, bell jar
    a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
    binder, ring-binder
    holds loose papers or magazines
    back, binding, book binding, cover
    the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
    blind, screen
    a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    armguard, bracer
    a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
    something serving as a cover or protection
    a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
    a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
    cold frame
    protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
    crystal, watch crystal, watch glass
    a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
    dust cover
    a removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment
    a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
    cladding, facing
    a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
    fall-board, fallboard
    the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
    escutcheon, finger plate, scutcheon
    a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
    heat shield
    a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
    bonnet, cowl, cowling, hood
    protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
    a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
    liner, lining
    a protective covering that protects an inside surface
    a protective covering worn over the face
    a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
    a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
    protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
    a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame
    protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    overlay, overlayer, sheathing
    protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
    protective covering that provides protection from the weather
    a protective covering or structure
    dashboard, splashboard, splasher
    protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
    a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
    a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification
    protective covering for an injured thumb
    a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it
    splashboard, washboard
    protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
    aglet, aiglet
    metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
    bell cot, bell cote
    a small shelter for bells; has a gable or shed roof
    a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm)
    a shelter for birds
    body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour
    armor that protects the wearer's whole body
    brake lining
    the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
    bushing, cylindrical lining
    a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
    cabinet, console
    housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
    a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
    a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)
    housing for a crankshaft
    curb roof
    a roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge
    curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall
    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    distributor cap
    the cap of the distributor that holds in place the wires from the distributor to the spark plugs
    distributor housing
    the housing that supports the distributor cam
    a hemispherical roof
    face mask
    mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey
    a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
    collet, ferrule
    a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
    cot, fingerstall
    a sheath worn to protect a finger
    fire screen, fireguard
    a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)
    furnace lining, refractory
    lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
    gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof
    a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
    gas helmet, gasmask, respirator
    a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
    half binding
    book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
    hip roof, hipped roof
    a roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides
    a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
    the folding roof of a carriage
    the roof of a house
    cap that fits over the hub of a wheel
    journal box
    metal housing for a journal bearing
    dog house, doghouse, kennel
    outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
    lamp house, lamp housing, lamphouse
    housing that holds a lamp (as in a movie projector)
    lamp shade, lampshade
    a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
    rough shelter whose roof has only one slope
    lens cap, lens cover
    cap used to keep lens free of dust when not in use
    mosquito net
    a fine net or screen (especially around beds) to protect against mosquitos
    nipple shield
    a rubber or plastic shield to protect the nipples of nursing women
    parasol, sunshade
    a handheld collapsible source of shade
    plate, scale, shell
    a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    radar dome, radome
    a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves
    revetement, revetment, stone facing
    a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
    a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
    a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
    a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
    sentry box
    a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather
    case, casing, shell
    the housing or outer covering of something
    buckler, shield
    armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay
    shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference
    a hinged blind for a window
    slate roof
    a roof covered with slate
    smoke screen, smokescreen
    (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements
    sunroof, sunshine-roof
    an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel
    sun visor
    a shade (sometimes of green mica) affixed above the windshield of an automobile
    thatch, thatched roof
    a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
    a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container
    three-quarter binding
    the spine and much of the sides are a different material from the rest of the cover
    tile roof
    a roof made of fired clay tiles
    an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
    welder's mask
    a mask that you wear for protection when doing welding
    window blind
    a blind for privacy or to keep out light
    window screen
    screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window
    windscreen, windshield
    transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    wing tip
    a decorative toecap having a point extending toward the throat of the shoe
    blinder, blinker, winker
    blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
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    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  2. noun
    the tough natural covering of some organisms
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    armor, armour
    tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
    large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
    hard plate or element of the exoskeleton of some arthropods
    a shield-like plate on the front of an insect's head
    carapace, cuticle, shell, shield
    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
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    body covering
    any covering for the body or a body part
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