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.
Recent Examples on the Web The outlined areas show where plant employees said the Russians have deployed soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, 17 June 2022 Five-hundred tanks, 2,000 armored vehicles, 1,000 drones, 300 rocket launchers and 1,000 howitzers. New York Times, 15 June 2022 Hundreds were killed and dozens of armored vehicles were destroyed. Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2022 The larger Switchblade 600 – fifty pounds, all up — has a much longer range and a warhead capable of taking out armored vehicles. David Hambling, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Further down, heavy armored vehicles — Humvees and MRAPs — formed checkpoints along the roads leading to and from villages that residents said had seen the most recent round of fighting. Aziz Tassal, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 Shells from a 152-millimetre artillery gun started to land around him—large-calibre munitions meant to destroy armored vehicles and groupings of infantry. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 7 June 2022 The Russian Defense Ministry claimed the strikes destroyed tanks and other armored vehicles that had been donated to Ukraine by other countries and were being stored in a rail car repair facility. Grayson Quay, The Week, 5 June 2022 Members of Phoenix police's Special Assignment Unit arrived in armored vehicles and used a PA system to negotiate with the man. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of armored

1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Armored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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

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: protected by or equipped with armor armored cars


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