ar·mored | \ ˈär-mərd \

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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Later, while working for former defense secretary Robert Gates, Wilkie helped the Pentagon usher in an armored vehicle that saved American soldiers from being maimed by explosive devices in Iraq. Paul Sonne And Lisa Rein, miamiherald, "Trump's VA pick, a longtime aide to polarizing politicians, has defended extreme views," 26 June 2018 The Houthis reinforced their defensive positions, deploying armored personnel and combat vehicles on the city streets, residents said. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "Humanitarian Crisis Worsens in Yemen After Attack on Port," 13 June 2018 During one activity, Tomei, a counselor-in-training, tried on a bulletproof vest after climbing out of an armored BearCat vehicle. Alison Kuznitz,, "Giving Back To Hartford Youth, Police Departments Statewide Attend 'Law Enforcement Day' At Camp Courant," 11 July 2018 The Pentagon is refurbishing facilities, airfields and training ranges in across eastern Europe Last year, the Army sent 87 tanks, 144 armored vehicles and 3,500 troops to Poland in the biggest U.S. military deployment on the continent in decades. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "President Trump Says NATO Allies Owe the U.S. Money. He's Wrong," 11 July 2018 During the harsh rules, authorities occasionally proclaimed martial law and other decrees that allowed them to station combat soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles on streets or at public places like schools to prevent anti-government demonstrations. Hyung-jin Kim, The Seattle Times, "South Korea to probe military plan to quell Park protests," 10 July 2018 Analysts say that over the last decade, the Kremlin has poured resources into airborne, artillery, armored and electronic-warfare forces. Laura King,, "Poland sees opportunity and peril in NATO summit and Trump-Putin meeting," 9 July 2018 In 2009, after serving 10 years behind bars for a series of armed robberies on banks, jewelers and armored vehicles, Mr. Faïd teamed up with a journalist to write a memoir. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "Yes, Hollywood Did Influence That Helicopter Jailbreak in France," 2 July 2018 Exclusive: Jason Seaman opens up after Noblesville shooting Humvees, currently being used in Afghanistan and Iraq, are military trucks that can be armored and outfitted with high-powered weapons. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "2 men face federal charges in scheme to steal Humvees from Indiana naval base," 13 June 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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