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armature

ar·ma·ture

armature

 
pronunciation:
ar m chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a coil-wrapped iron core that rotates in a magnetic field to induce electrical current in a generator, or that produces motion in an electrical motor when current is passed through it.
definition 2: armor.
similar words:
armor
definition 3: any part of an organism that provides its defense or offense, esp. an armor-like covering.
the porcupine's spiky armature
similar words:
armor
definition 4: in sculpture, a framework providing a core for modeling materials such as wax, clay, and plaster.
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The word armature contains the following parts:
arm Latin root that means arms, weapons