ar·​mored | \ ˈär-mərd How to pronounce armored (audio) \

Definition of armored

1a : equipped or protected with armor
b : equipped with armored fighting vehicles an armored division
2 : marked by the use of armor armored combat

Examples of armored in a Sentence

a ship with an armored hull Additional armored divisions were deployed to the eastern front.

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Tactical units responded to the scene with an armored vehicle and rescued O’Sullivan about 45 minutes later. Matthias Gafni,, "Sacramento police officer from Bay Area killed, allegedly by man with domestic violence record," 20 June 2019 The armored vehicle sat roaring at the curb and police cars blocked the entrances to the street. Bree Burkitt,, "A frantic call, a final standoff: 'Please don't hurt him. He just needs help'," 19 June 2019 Our objective was to meet up with a scouting unit of hundreds of men with armored vehicles. National Geographic, "Six years after Islamist militants were routed, Mali still struggles with violence," 13 June 2019 Shoigu said Russia has sent heavy equipment, including helicopters and armored vehicles, to Kyrgyz forces, and has boosted combat readiness in its bases in the former Soviet republics of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Fox News, "Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West," 10 June 2019 Pfeiffer recalled two incidents when an armored vehicle would have been useful. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Waukesha County SWAT team is raising money for an armored vehicle that could help get victims out of danger," 7 June 2019 The armored vehicles are temperature and humidity controlled. Jackie Borchardt,, "See inside an Ohio medical marijuana testing lab," 4 June 2019 This would prohibit any federal funds granted to state and local government from buying high-caliber rifles, tracked and wheeled armored vehicles and other military weapons, vehicles and equipment. Tim Perry, CBS News, "Julián Castro unveils police reform plan," 3 June 2019 The video emphasizes the missile convoy’s defenses, including aerial drones and armored personnel carriers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "New Video Shows Russia's Mobile ICBMs Tackling the Snow," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of armored

1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of armored

: covered in flat pieces of metal : protected by armor
: having soldiers and vehicles that are protected with armor
: using soldiers and vehicles that are protected with armor


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Kids Definition of armored

: protected by or equipped with armor armored cars

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