Original author: Rocketcone
A meatshield is a another member on the player's team that is used as a distraction for drawing fire. This tactic is generally used as a way to safely eliminate enemies while going around corners. A player pops out from behind a corner and will fire at an enemy while another player strafes past their teammate and takes out the distracted opponent. Meatshield can be interpreted as a somewhat derogatory term since the members of the team that are used as meatshields are usually inexperienced players who are unware that a more powerful player is exploiting them. However, two skilled players can also use meatshielding as an effective tactic.