armor plate

or armor plating


a plate or plating of specially hardened steel used to cover warships, tanks, aircraft, fortifications, etc., to protect them from enemy fire.

Origin of armor plate

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsar·mor·plat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Examples from the Web for armor plate

Historical Examples of armor plate

  • Four large battleships were taken and razed and covered with armor-plate.

  • In its race with armor-plate, the gun has thus far been the winner.

  • Of course, the character of armor-plate has been vastly improved since that time.

  • You'll find that hereafter we've got a cook, and not an incendiary nor a forger of armor-plate.

    The Booming of Acre Hill

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • I told him that I loved it, and to go to bed, for I wanted to get out of some of my armor-plate.

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer