shoulder guard

shoulder guard

[′shōl·dər ′gärd]
(ordnance)
Any shield over the firing mechanism of a gun designed to protect the gunner from contact; particularly, such a shield on cannon mounted in tanks and in other cramped quarters.
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Generally the police form a shoulder to shoulder guard of honour to the supporters transport.
To create the shoulder guard, apply a thin layer of rubber cement to each shoulder guard wrong side.
Mark the saddle stitching placement along the shoulder guard penmeter per the previous instructions.
Using a leather hole punch, punch two sets of small holes in the shoulder guard according to the pattern markings.
Bader has also produced a shoulder guard made with TPE and 25% leather.
Minerva's shoulder guard in the shape of a lion's head may also be found on the shoulder of the soldier next to the slave in the Mount Stuart picture, as well as in a picture attributed to Bordon in the Andrea Vendramin collection (Fig.
A miniature of Francois I portrayed as a god by Niccolo dell'Abbate and dated to the mid 1540s shows the monarch simultaneously as Mars, Minerva, Diana, Mercury and Cupid, wearing a shoulder guard comparable to that of Minerva in Perseus armed by Mercury and Minerva.
The lion shoulder guard appears in a number of Giulio's works, including the modello for the tapestry cartoon of The triumph of Scipio VH (Musee du Louvre, Paris), intended for Francois I via Primaticcio after 1531, and the modello of the Resurrection for the lost Capella del Crocifisso, dated 1537-40, from which Bordon also drew inspiration for his later Resurrection (Museo Civico, Treviso).
This appears in Bordon's Perseus armed by Mercury and Minerva (as does the shoulder guard), in Athena and Hephaestus, (31) in Mars and Venus captured in a net by Vulcan, and in a further two mythologies, Mars removing Cupid's how and Mars and Venus crowned, both in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and both with an Augsburg provenance dating back to 1643.
--The loader hangs his helmet on the shoulder guard at his station.
A discovery of Roman armour in Carlisle might turn out to be one of the most significant findings from the Roman period, with archaeologists particularly excited by a unique scaled shoulder guard. Quentin Cooper discusses the discoveries with Mike McCarthy from Bradford University and Dr David Starkey, scientific officer for the Royal Armouries.
She wore a ragged tulle skirt, black cotton sports bra, a tarnished crown and a waist length necklace that doubled as body armour with sharp points, chains and shoulder guards. This queen may have appeared frail but had a look in her eyes that would make even the hardest post-apocalyptic punk put down her bloody baseball bat and kneel.