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armor

ar·mor

armor

 
 
pronunciation:
ar mr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a suit of leather or mail, formerly used to protect the body in warfare.
The knights put on their armor and prepared for battle.
 
synonyms:
armature, chain mail, coat of mail, mail
definition 2: a protective covering placed on ships and vehicles as a defense against weapons.
The enemy shells could not penetrate the tank's armor.
synonyms:
armor plate
similar words:
fortification, protection, sheathing, shield
definition 3: the protective covering of certain animals.
synonyms:
armature, scales, shell
definition 4: units of armed military vehicles such as tanks.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: armored, armoring, armors
definition: to outfit or cover with armor.
The soldiers armored the jeep with steel plates.
synonyms:
fortify
similar words:
accouter, arm, cover, equip, mail, outfit
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The word armor contains the following part:
arm Latin root that means arms, weapons