protective covering

Definitions of protective covering
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n 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
cap
something serving as a cover or protection
cloche
a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
coaster
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
faceplate
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
housing
a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
liner, lining
a protective covering that protects an inside surface
mask
a protective covering worn over the face
mulch
a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
roof
a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roof
protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
screen
a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame
shade
protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
sheath
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
shelter
protective covering that provides protection from the weather
shield
a protective covering or structure
dashboard, splashboard, splasher
protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
splasher
a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
testudo
a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification
thumbstall
protective covering for an injured thumb
toecap
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
binnacle
a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm)
birdhouse
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
canopy
a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
cote
a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)
crankcase
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
dome
a hemispherical roof
face mask
mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey
facing
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
holster
a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
hood
the folding roof of a carriage
housetop
the roof of a house
hubcap
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
lean-to
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
roost
a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
scabbard
a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
sconce
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
shielding
a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay
shielding
shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference
shutter
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)
thimble
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
vault
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
Type of:
covering
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

n 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
scute
large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake
sclerite
hard plate or element of the exoskeleton of some arthropods
clypeus
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
Type of:
body covering
any covering for the body or a body part

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