- (transitive) To dress in a full suit of armour.
- 1889, Bret Harte, The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh: And Other Tales, page 55:
- It didn't appear to Herbert, however, that Mrs. Brooks exhibited any extravagant joy over the occurrence, and she almost instantly retired with her daughter into the sitting-room linking her arm in Cherry's, and, as it were empanoplying her with own invulnerable shawl.
- 2008, Raphael Sabatini, The Hounds of God, page 177:
- Satan should be permitted so admirably and deceptively to empanoply his servants.