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armor

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noun ar·mor \ˈär-mər\

Simple Definition of armor

  • : special clothing that people wear to protect their bodies from weapons

  • : a hard covering that protects something (such as a vehicle or an animal)

  • : soldiers and vehicles (such as tanks) that are protected with armor

Full Definition of armor

  1. 1 :  defensive covering for the body; especially :  covering (as of metal) used in combat

  2. 2 :  a quality or circumstance that affords protection <the armor of prosperity>

  3. 3 :  a protective outer layer (as of a ship, a plant or animal, or a cable)

  4. 4 :  armored forces and vehicles (as tanks)

armor transitive verb
ar·mor·lessplay \-mər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of armor

  1. The officers are required to wear bulletproof body armor.

  2. The shots penetrated the tank's armor.

  3. The armadillo's armor consists of a series of small, bony plates.

  4. a weapon designed for use against enemy armor



Illustration of armor

Origin of armor

Middle English armure, from Anglo-French, from Latin armatura — more at armature


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with armor




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