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 problem is that while motorcyclists are menaced by oblivious drivers traveling in armored steel cages that are padded by air bags, riders have been left to rely on their eyes, ears, experience and reflexes to protect them. Dan Carney, Popular Science, "This 200-mph electric motorcycle will try to stop accidents before they happen," 7 Feb. 2020 The authority seemed comfortable with failure and armored to resist change. New York Times, "How a Clash of Egos Became Bigger Than Fixing the Subway," 3 Feb. 2020 The asymmetrical armored fuchsia top featured a mock neck and straps along the back, which was then paired with a flowing maxi skirt. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Zendaya Shows Off Her Abs Once Again in a Christopher Esber Creation," 31 Jan. 2020 Dune and Mando find a set of tracks in the mud outside the small fishing village: the marauders have an Imperial AT-ST, a heavily armored walker with heavy guns mounted on either side of it. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "The Mandalorian recap: Chapter 8 ‘Redemption’," 27 Dec. 2019 In a separate project, for example, researchers unearthed a new species of ankylosaur, or armored dinosaur, in the Beehive State. Fox News, "New species of meat-eating dinosaur discovered in Utah," 27 Jan. 2020 Security video obtained by WDIV shows an armored security guard unloading several boxes of cash from an ATM but leaving a box by the side of the street. Caroline Catherman And Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, "A good Samaritan found $27,000 outside a credit union and turned it in," 22 Jan. 2020 In 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor., "This day in history," 18 Jan. 2020 This meant arming militias, usually with small arms and some up-armored vehicles. Seth J. Frantzman, National Review, "How Will the Iranians Respond?," 4 Jan. 2020

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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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“Armored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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