Human-shield meaning

A person who volunteers or is forced to take up a position at a likely military target as a means of forestalling an enemy attack.
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A person who is used as a shield by someone in a confrontation with the police in order to prevent capture.
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Deliberate placement of civilians in or around combat targets to deter an enemy from attacking those targets.
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Noun

Singular:
human-shield
Plural:
human shields