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English noun: protective covering

1. protective covering (artifact) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury


SamplesThey had no protection from the fallout.
Wax provided protection for the floors.


Synonymsprotection, protective cover


Broader (hypernym)covering


Narrower (hyponym)armguard, armor, armour, back, bell glass, bell jar, binder, binding, blind, bonnet, book binding, bracer, cap, cladding, cloche, coaster, cold frame, cover, cowl, cowling, crystal, dashboard, dust cover, escutcheon, faceplate, facing, fall-board, fallboard, finger plate, heat shield, hood, housing, liner, lining, mask, mulch, overlay, overlayer, ring-binder, roof, roof, screen, screen, scutcheon, shade, sheath, sheathing, shelter, shield, splashboard, splashboard, splasher, splasher, testudo, thumbstall, toecap, washboard, watch crystal, watch glass

2. protective covering (animal) the tough natural covering of some organisms


Broader (hypernym)body covering


Narrower (hyponym)armor, armour, clypeus, sclerite, scute









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