verb (used with object)
Origin of armor
Examples from the Web for armor
Contemporary Examples of armor
And he would especially like American FGM-148 Javelins, man-portable anti-tank missiles to hit at Russian armor.Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?
November 24, 2014
This would seem reasonable, since in that direction lay the only territory open enough for swift attack by armor.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
Russian ground forces, including infantry and armor units, are being permanently stationed in key areas.Russia Preps Its North Pole Invasion
November 8, 2014
As a kid, you'd admired pictures of knights in burnished suits of armor.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
A similar pattern occurred when metal swords, armor, cavalry charges and dense infantry ranks developed.War! What Is It Good For? A Lot
August 13, 2014
Historical Examples of armor
Hervey, cowering in the chair, thus met with an antagonist against whom he had no armor.The Green Mummy
Only one shot was fired, but it failed to penetrate the armor.
Come now, let us change our shields, and put upon us the armor of these Greeks.Stories of the Old world
Alfred John Church
One might have taken this diving apparatus for a suit of armor, both supple and resisting.
Fast asleep is Armor lying—do not touch him, do not wake him; but Armor had to be awakened.
c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," also "means of protection," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (n.2)). Figurative use from mid-14c.
Meaning "military equipment generally," especially siege engines, is late 14c. The word might have died with jousting if not for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded machinery beginning with U.S. Civil War ironclads (first attested in this sense in an 1855 report from the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).
mid-15c., from armor (n.). Related: Armored; armoring.
see chink in one's armor; knight in shining armor.