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armored car

an armorplated truck with strong locks and doors, and usually portholes for guards to shoot through, for transporting money and valuables, as to and from banks.
a military combat and reconnaissance vehicle with wheels, light armor, and usually machine guns.
Origin of armored car
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "It would at least be convincing," the pilot of the armored car declared.

  • The sheet, all that remained of a Japanese armored car, rang dully.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • They went out of the hospital and there was an armored car waiting.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • But the chauffeur commander of the armored car made it most difficult.

    Somewhere in France Richard Harding Davis
  • John was very comfortable now, as he leaned back in the armored car, driven by a young Frenchman.

    The Hosts of the Air

    Joseph A. Altsheler

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