unarmored

adjective
un·​ar·​mored | \ ˌən-ˈär-mərd How to pronounce unarmored (audio) \

Definition of unarmored

: 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 That meant traveling dangerous roads in an unarmored S.U.V. to meet armed men with questionable allegiances. Dave Philipps, New York Times, "PTSD Made Him Walk Away From Public Life. Now He’s Heading Back.," 25 Aug. 2019 Now, Shelton feared, all those satellites overhead had become so many huge, unarmored, billion-dollar sitting ducks. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space," 26 June 2018 Most of the French knights at Poitiers—heeding the lessons of Crécy, where their unarmored horses were felled by the enemy’s longbowmen—fought dismounted. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, "‘The Black Prince’ Review: When Knighthood Was in Flower," 6 June 2018 Their real mission, aided by 30 Nigerien soldiers who joined the convoy of unarmored vehicles, was to search for Doundou Chefou, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, the officials said. David S. Cloud, latimes.com, "Pentagon probe into deadly Niger attack finds mistakes, but recommends no punishment," 8 May 2018 The team reportedly was in unarmored trucks when the ambush occurred on a return route from the capital city of Niamey. Greg Norman, Fox News, "US forces ambushed in Niger again, military says," 15 Mar. 2018 The Americans tried to take cover behind their unarmored SUV. CBS News, "ISIS propaganda video raises questions about deadly mission in Niger," 5 Mar. 2018 For one thing, these vehicles are completely unarmored and would not survive enemy artillery fire. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Here's the Play-By-Play of North Korea's Pre-Olympics Missile Parade," 8 Feb. 2018 That would explain why the Americans, who were traveling in unarmored vehicles with Nigerien counterparts, lacked access to medical support and had no immediate air cover, although Mattis said French aircraft were called to the scene quickly. Washington Post, "Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of unarmored

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Unarmored.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarmored. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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