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anodize to cover a metal surface with a protective oxide electrolytically, the surface acting as the anode.
armor a protective covering placed on ships and vehicles as a defense against weapons. [2/5 definitions]
awning a protective structure, often made of canvas, erected over a door or window.
binding a decorative or protective strip of fabric fastened to the edge of a piece of clothing, curtain, or the like. [1/6 definitions]
bonnet any protective cap or covering device. [1/6 definitions]
canvas heavy, tightly woven cloth, usu. of flax, hemp, or cotton, used for making sails, tents, and protective coverings. [1/3 definitions]
carboy a large bottle, usu. made of glass and surrounded by a protective framework of wood or basketry, used esp. to store and carry corrosive fluids.
case2 a protective or ornamental outer covering. [1/5 definitions]
charm an object believed to have a magical protective effect or to bring luck; amulet. [1/11 definitions]
cladding a metal bonded to another metal as a protective coating. [1/2 definitions]
coat of mail a protective garment made of interlinked rings or overlapping plates of metal, worn in the Middle Ages.
convoy the troops, ships, or the like serving as a protective escort. [1/5 definitions]
cord a flexible electrical cable with a protective covering, used to supply power from an outlet to an appliance. [1/8 definitions]
coveralls a one-piece protective garment with trousers and sleeves, worn by workmen over clothing.
crash helmet a protective, padded headgear worn by motorcyclists, race-car drivers, and the like.
cuirass a hard protective covering of scales or bony plates; shell. [1/4 definitions]
cuticle the protective outer covering of plants and various lower animals such as earthworms. [1/3 definitions]
defensive taking or tending to take an excessively self-protective stance when feeling as if one is being criticized or that one's ego is being threatened. [1/6 definitions]
doily a small decorative mat, often of embroidery or lace, used as a protective cover on furniture or dishes.
earmuffs a pair of protective pads joined by an adjustable headband and worn over the ears, as against cold.
embankment a mound or bank of earth or stone formed to support a roadway, serve as a protective barrier, or the like.