Shield-bearer Shield"-bear`er, n. 1. One who, or that which, carries a shield. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any small moth of the genus {Aspidisca}, whose larva makes a shieldlike covering for itself out of bits of leaves. [1913 Webster]

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