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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As one of the most heavily armored ships of its time, the battleship was able to act as a rescue and hospital ship, even evacuating casualties from the beach at D-Day. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The Battleship Texas played a big, booming part at D-Day," 6 June 2018 The sport is still looked at by many as high-speed chess with heavily armored men. Conor Orr,, "Who Really Cares About the NFL Outside of the United States?," 22 May 2018 But the heavily armored green-and-yellow train that clunked its way into Beijing last week didn’t just bring the prospect of a high-stakes nuclear summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Trump a step closer. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why the US undervalues nuts and bolts diplomacy at its peril," 2 Apr. 2018 His grandfather Kim Il Sung, who ruled the country from its founding in 1948 until his death in 1994, and his father, Kim Jong Il, who ruled from 1994 until his death in 2011, both traveled abroad on heavily armored luxury trains. Jonathan Kaiman,, "China confirms that North Korea's Kim Jong Un was in Beijing for talks with Xi Jinping," 28 Mar. 2018 More talking, less Tasering. Fewer armored cars, more bikes. Anna Orso,, "Cops with bikes: A way to engage the community or a tactic to bulldoze them?," 12 July 2018 Some candidates have been forced to travel in armored cars flanked by bodyguards and to wear body armor in public. New York Times, "Criminal Groups Seek to Decide Outcome in Many Mexican Races," 1 July 2018 The First Family’s motorcade was held up on Inauguration Day by a surprisingly relatable snafu: Ivanka and Jared couldn’t get an infant car seat to fit in their armored car. 5. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "Born Trump: Inside America’s Family," 26 June 2018 When he is transported from Manhattan to Brooklyn for court hearings, officials close the Brooklyn Bridge for his motorcade, which his lawyers say includes law-enforcement officials, armored cars and emergency-response vehicles. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "El Chapo’s Lawyers Cite Traffic in Bid to Move Trial," 26 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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