[ ahr-mer ]
/ ˈɑr mər /
any covering worn as a defense against weapons.
a suit of armor.
a metallic sheathing or protective covering, especially metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, airplanes, and fortifications.
mechanized units of military forces, as armored divisions.
Also called armament. any protective covering, as on certain animals, insects, or plants.
any quality, characteristic, situation, or thing that serves as protection: A chilling courtesy was his only armor.
the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usually fine, braided steel wires, on a cable.
verb (used with object)
to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
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Also especially British, ar·mour.
Origin of armor
OTHER WORDS FROM armorar·mor·less, adjectivean·ti·ar·mor, adjectivesub·ar·mor, noun
Words nearby armor
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Example sentences from the Web for armorless
It did take a dozen men in full armor to kill the armorless Pizarro, and even then it took trickery and treachery to do it.Despoilers of the Golden Empire|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for armorless
/ (ˈɑːmə) /
the US spelling of armour
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Idioms and Phrases with armorless
see chink in one's armor; knight in shining armor.
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