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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Wasp, which had been built with less armored protection than other aircraft carriers, was struck by three of the torpedoes and sustained heavy damage. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Explorers Have Found the Wreckage of the Sunken World War II Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp," 14 Mar. 2019 At least 45 people were killed and as many as 70 were wounded by a suicide bomber who drove an armored Humvee packed with explosives at the base in eastern Maidan Wardak province on Monday, the officials said. Amir Shah, The Seattle Times, "Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack," 22 Jan. 2019 Introduced in July 2018, Snowball Edge is an armored box that comes in two flavors: storage optimized (100TB of storage and 24 virtual CPUs) or compute optimized (52 virtual CPUs and 8TB of storage). Jason Levitt And Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost," 12 Dec. 2018 The precious headpiece was kept at the Portland Collection Gallery at the Welbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, but thieves smashed into its armored glass encasement with power tools to steal the tiara last Tuesday. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Royal Tiara Was Stolen Like a Real-Life Ocean's 11 Movie," 27 Nov. 2018 Or maybe another armored character interests you, like one of the Spartans from Halo 4? Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "This Halloween, use a 3D-printed prop to complete your last-minute costume," 27 Oct. 2018 The 27 acre Village of Revel Grove comes to life each autumn with more than 200 professional performers on ten stages, authentic combat armored jousting on magnificent steeds and streets filled with village characters. Denisa Protani,, "Tickets for two The Maryland Renaissance Festival," 9 July 2018 Indeed, the B-17s flown by the Eighth Air Force out of Britain bristled with 13 .50-caliber guns for defense and were more heavily armored than other bombers. David A. Price, WSJ, "‘Big Week’ Review: The Seven-Day Blow," 23 Nov. 2018 Eventually, a phalanx of heavily armored federal riot police came jogging down the road to reinforce them, and the crowd moved on. Paul Schemm, The Seattle Times, "Ethiopia’s ethnic divides rock capital," 17 Sep. 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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