ar·​mored ˈär-mərd How to pronounce armored (audio)
: equipped or protected with armor
: equipped with armored fighting vehicles
an armored division
: 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 These kinds of projectiles use two charges to punch through modern armored vehicles. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023 Israel Defense Forces / via Reuters Another image released by the Israeli military yesterday shows Israeli armored vehicles and heavy smoke inside the Gaza Strip. NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 Eleven Israeli soldiers were inside an armored vehicle in the area on Tuesday, Conricus told The Post, when Hamas militants hit it with an antitank missile. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 Much of the areas remains evacuated, with activity confined to troops and armored vehicles, but some have returned after the Oct. 7 attacks. NBC News, 2 Nov. 2023 Elsewhere, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the IDF released a video showing its soldiers walking into Beit Hanoun, a city in the very far northeast of Gaza, as armored vehicles can be seen rolling through. Victoria Beaule, ABC News, 1 Nov. 2023 The presence of Israeli armored units Monday at Salah-al-Din Road, the main artery connecting north and south Gaza, potentially gives the Israel Defense Forces control over a strategic chokepoint in the enclave. Margherita Stancati, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2023 Two-story armored bulldozers – with the nickname Doobi, or teddy bear – are designed to mount barriers and rescue overturned armored fighting vehicles. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Oct. 2023 The highways are strewn with military vehicles – trucks full of ammunition, armored personnel carriers and tanks – as well as civilian cars and buses packed with reservists heading to bases to train and prepare for the next phase of Israel’s response to Hamas’s terrorist attacks. Jeremy Diamond, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of armored was in 1564

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“Armored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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ar·​mored ˈär-mərd How to pronounce armored (audio)
: protected by armor
an armored car
armored reptiles
: supplied with armored equipment
an armored force
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