The Alternative English Dictionary: armor

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armor Alternative forms: armour (British) etymology From Middle English armour, from xno armure, from Old French armure, from Latin armātūra. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈɑː(ɹ)mə(ɹ)/
  • (US) /ˈɑːɹmɚ/
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noun: {{wikipedia}} {{en-noun}} (chiefly, American spelling)
  1. (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
  2. (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
  3. (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
  4. (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  5. (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
  6. (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
Synonyms: (body armour) body armour, body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour, suit of armor, (animal) horn, carapace, chitin, (metal plate) armour plate, armor plate, (military) mechanized, cavalry
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  • arm
  • arms
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  • armament
  • armaments
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verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  2. (transitive) To provide something with an analogous form of protection.

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