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1. protective cover  (noun) 
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"

  Also known as: protective covering, protection

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armor / armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
bell jar / bell glass - a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
binder / ring-binder - holds loose papers or magazines
binding / book binding / cover / back - the front and back covering of a book
blind / screen - something that keeps things out or hinders sight
bracer / armguard - a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
cap - something serving as a cover or protection
cloche - a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
coaster - a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
cold frame - protective covering consisting of a wooden frame with a glass top in which small plants are protected from the cold
crystal / watch crystal / watch glass - a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
dust cover - a removable plastic protective covering for a piece of equipment
faceplate - a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
facing / cladding - a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
fall board / fall-board - the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
finger plate / escutcheon / scutcheon - a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on re-entry
hood / bonnet / cowl / cowling - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
lining - a protective covering that protects an inside surface
mask - a protective covering worn over the face
mulch - a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
screen - protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects)
shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
sheath - a protective covering for a knife or sword
sheathing / overlay / overlayer - protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior
shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
shield - a protective covering or structure
splashboard / splasher / dashboard - protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
splasher - a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
testudo - a movable protective covering that provided protection from above
thumbstall - protective covering for an injured thumb
toecap - leather covering the toe of a boot or shoe and reinforcing or decorating it
washboard / splashboard - protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side

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