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armor plate

or armor plating

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

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsar·mor·plat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for armor plate

Historical Examples

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

    The Submarine in War and Peace

    Simon Lake

  • 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