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1 definition by Metahumanoid

 
1.
Protective screen consisting of living human bodies (mostly conscripts) i.e. walking in front of a tank, important command unit etc. to clear mines or block a line of sight from enemy units.

Term commonly used by tabletop wargamers (i.e. 40k)
"My tank has a meatshield because it is covered for more than 50% by this stormtrooper squad!"
by Metahumanoid July 29, 2008