un·​ar·​mored ˌən-ˈär-mərd How to pronounce unarmored (audio)
: not equipped with defensive or protective covering (such as steel plating) : not armored
an unarmored vehicle
unarmored infantrymen

Examples of unarmored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This prioritized using the main gun against enemy tanks, while trucks, infantry, and other unarmored targets would be engaged by the tank’s machine guns. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 Soon after Kherson was liberated in the fall of 2022, Lee began driving to outlying villages in an unarmored Honda Sedan, knocking on doors and visiting health care centers to track down vulnerable residents. Johanna Chisholm, WIRED, 13 July 2023 The category typically describes a weapon .50-caliber or larger that can not only engage person-sized targets, but also lightly armored and unarmored vehicles, communications arrays, radar arrays, fuel and ammunition depots, and even stationary and hovering aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2022 Elements of the aid may have other uses, and some parts, such as the MRAPs, may not be ideal for close combat because of their high silhouette and visibility, but are better than the alternative of unarmored trucks. Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2022 The systems are unarmored, difficult to maneuver and often break down, exposing operators to risk of counterattack. Stephen Kalin, WSJ, 1 July 2022 Supply vehicles were sometimes left on their own, even after the Ukrainian military advised citizens on social media to attack unarmored fuel trucks. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 It was followed by the unarmored black Nissan driven by Mr. Fakhrizadeh, with his wife, Sadigheh Ghasemi, at his side. New York Times, 18 Sep. 2021 Several anti-fascist medics, dressed in black and wearing body armor, walked over and quietly put themselves between the unarmored counterprotesters and the Proud Boys. Robert Evans, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unarmored was in 1869

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“Unarmored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarmored. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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