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plate armor

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  1. armor made of thin, flat, shaped pieces of wrought iron or steel.
  2. any armor composed of, or having as an exterior surface, tough, stiff, flat pieces, large or small, of various materials, as iron, steel, or horn.
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Origin of plate armor

First recorded in 1795–1805
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  • The hot sun made him sweat under his plate-armor, but not for all the Solar System would he have laid it aside.

    The Devil's Asteroid

    Manly Wade Wellman