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 Francis, who relishes plunging into crowds and zipping around in his popemobile, is expected to travel in an armored car with a sizeable security detail. Fox News, "Pope Francis will still travel to Iraq despite rocket attack: 'We can't disappoint'," 3 Mar. 2021 This weapon was designed for combat, is accurate to 2,000 yards, and can penetrate structures and destroy light armored vehicles. David Holahan, USA TODAY, "'Blood Gun Money' review: Journalist Ioan Grillo gets to the root of firearm proliferation," 22 Feb. 2021 One outpost was using two armored vehicles likely left over from the 1980s Soviet invasion to defend against Taliban positions on the river banks below. New York Times, "The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink," 15 Feb. 2021 There was also an armored vehicle on the scene, and someone was using a loudspeaker to address people inside the surrounded home. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer,, "After standoff, New Orleans police arrest man linked to robberies, shooting near Tulane campus," 8 Feb. 2021 The president remained in his armored vehicle, while his son picked up the order. Aamer Madhani, ajc, "Biden attends Mass at DC church where he worshipped as VP," 24 Jan. 2021 On Thursday afternoon, an elaborate ceremony was held on the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris to pay homage to two soldiers who were killed in Mali by an improvised explosive device that hit their armored vehicle on Saturday. Sylvie Corbet, Star Tribune, "France seeks strategy change to reduce troops in West Africa," 7 Jan. 2021 Brown got out of the armored police vehicle and almost immediately began prodding two men with a shield. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Salt Lake City officer who shoved an elderly man won’t face criminal charges — at the victim’s request," 4 Dec. 2020 The brigadier, who was missing the pinkie and ring finger of his right hand, was now waving at Wedge, standing in the seat of his jeep, as the other jeeps and armored vehicles on the cordon grew closer. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, "2034, Part I: Peril in the South China Sea," 26 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of armored

1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of armored was in 1564

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6 Mar 2021

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“Armored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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


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

Kids Definition of armored

: protected by or equipped with armor armored cars

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