armour


armour
armour (US armor) NOUN 1) the metal coverings formerly worn to protect the body in battle. 2) (also armour plate) the tough metal layer covering a military vehicle or ship. 3) military vehicles collectively. 4) the protective layer or shell of some animals and plants.
DERIVATIVES armoured adjective.
ORIGIN Old French armure, from Latin armatura, from arma 'armour, arms' .

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