See also: Armor
- armour (British, Canadian, Australian)
From Middle English armure, armour, armor, armeure, borrowed from Anglo-Norman armure and Old French armeüre, from Latin armātūra. Doublet of armature and armure.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑːɹ.mɚ/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɑː.mə/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)mə(ɹ)
armor (countable and uncountable, plural armors) (chiefly American spelling)
- (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
- Hyponyms: body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armor
- (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
- (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
- Synonym: armor plate
- (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
- (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
- Synonyms: cavalry, mechanized
- (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.
- (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
Terms derived from armour (noun)
- appliqué armour
- armor-piercing shot
- armour plating
- chink in the armor
- combat armor suit
- composite armour
- explosive reactive armour
- knight in shining armor
- plate armor
- plot armor
- reactive armor
- reactive armour
- rock armour
- spaced armour
- stand-off armour
- suit of armour
protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces
natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body
tank — see tank
other heavy mobile assault vehicle
military formation consisting primarily of tanks
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armor (third-person singular simple present armors, present participle armoring, simple past and past participle armored)
- (transitive) To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
- (transitive) To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
to equip with armour
to provide something with an analogous form of protection
- armour (body protection)
- Alternative form of armure