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9.
Using a character from Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike: Source or other Valve games as shields to take the damage to save your own health.
Left 4 Dead:

Bill-"That's alot of zombies ahead!"

Francis-"Zoey, why don't you go take a look?"

Zoey-"What do I look like? Some meatshield?"
by Witch_Crwn3r March 23, 2009
 
1.
Used in a zombie invasion, a meat-shield is a individual who is viewed as obsolete or as a way to save their own ass by another individual, and they are promptly used as bait on an hoard of zombies at any given time. This technique is very effective in distracting the zombies, and since the meat-shield had no real purpose before, they are given a purpose to be yummy decoy.
Scenario: zombie invasion, wide scale and there is a small group of survivors. One of the survivors, named Steve, does not do jack to help the group and constantly pissing and moaning, making life even more aggrivating for the others.

Steve: #whining and bitching# I'm tired and hungry!! This sucks! I'm going to be the last survivor...Bitch, bitch, bitch, etc...
#hoard of zombies come running in#
Sam:#about to be attacked by a zombie# Meat shield!
#Group tosses Steve into the masses of zombies. He doesn't last long... And the rest of the group gets away and survives#
by sephrin May 06, 2007
 
2.
1. An individual possessing high stamina and strength, often sought by weaker individuals to "Tank" or absorb large amounts of incoming damage and aggression.
Group seeking Meatshield, have priest. Please send tells.
by Kens March 02, 2006
 
3.
Effectively the same as human shield but can mean the use of any sufficient animal.
I would have been nailed by that paintball, but I grabbed Dave and put him in front of me for a meat shield.
by wtfomgstfu November 01, 2003
 
4.
n. Human flesh which obstructs the passage of a projectile (i.e. bullet) from its intended destination. The human in question does not need to be alive to perform this function.
"Die, already! Damn meat shield..."
by ATX April 20, 2006
 
5.
1. (noun) A Halo player whose key obligation is to run in front of or behind the player who is carrying the enemy's flag, with the objective of using his/her "meaty" body to stop the bullets from reaching their target.
"Kent is an awesome meatshield. We should make that his name."
by Kent October 23, 2003
 
6.
A person who is sacrificed by the larger group in the event of a zombie invasion to be eaten.
MiMi Paek is useless and therefore, a meat shield
by isapa December 17, 2009
 
7.
n.
A character in a tactics rpg, i.e. Fire Emblem, who is disarmed and used to distract enemies without inflicting damage or gaining significant exp.
v.
To act as a meat shield.
1.
Fire Emblem Noob: Hey, I got a paladin! Sweet!
Fire Emblem Expert: Take his weapons and set him in front of the lord. Otherwise he'll steal your experience.
2.
Noob: I'm ready to fight!
Captain: Go meat shield a sniper, why don't you?!
by Masaki July 26, 2006