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Armor Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
  • protective covering made of metal and used in combat
  • a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
  • equip with armor

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • protective covering made of metal and used in combat ,
  • a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles ,
  • tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant

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Armor Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Armour is a protective covering or clothing used to try to prevent injury when being attacked. Armour can be worn by a person, or it can be used to protect machines, animals, even buildings. Armour has always been made from the strongest materials available at the time, but weight has always been a problem. Early armour was made from leather, then later metals were used (e.g. mail or plate armour). Some modern armour, like bullet-proof vests, are made from plastics that do not stretch or break, such as Kevlar. These plastics may be woven into a cloth and used in layers, which makes them even stronger.

Armour put on vehicles is usually made of metal and can include one layer over another with open spaces in between (spaced armour) or multiple layers of metal; ceramics (baked clay), and other materials. Another type of armour uses blocks of explosive that explode when another explosion goes off near it. This explosive armour protects by pushing against the other explosion. Vehicle armor is often angled to increase the amount of armour that must be shot through to get inside and to make the shot bounce off rather than piercing the armour.



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* Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. - Laurence J. Peter

* Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. - Francis Bacon

* The best armor is to keep out of range. - Italian Proverb


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Armor Sample Sentences in News


  • Armor and Cambrios Enable Next Generation OPV
    Armor, a world specialist in ink chemistry and printing technologies, and Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent conductor markets, today announced the development of a scalable manufacturing process allowing Armor to mass produce Organic Photovoltaic devices, in line with its sustainable development po Read more on this news related to 'Armor'
  • Photo Release -- Security Expert Michael Sapraicone Joins the Board of the Museum of American Armor
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