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 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 The automaker claims the interior is as equally as luxurious as the unarmored S-Class, though the Guard does not sport the sliding sunroof for obvious reasons. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2021 The bomblets, each with the explosive power of a hand grenade, are deadly against ground troops and unarmored vehicles such as supply trucks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2020 That meant traveling dangerous roads in an unarmored S.U.V. to meet armed men with questionable allegiances. Dave Philipps, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2019 Now, Shelton feared, all those satellites overhead had become so many huge, unarmored, billion-dollar sitting ducks. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, 26 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unarmored

1869, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2022

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“Unarmored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unarmored. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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