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armour plate

noun
  1. a tough heavy steel, usually containing chromium, nickel, and molybdenum and often hardened on the surface, used for protecting warships, tanks, etc
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  • Besides, I'd like to take off this armour-plate of mine and get comfortable.

    Cheerful--By Request

    Edna Ferber

  • And right now, speaking of armour-plate lining, I could drink the both of you down when you were at your prime.

    The Red One

    Jack London

  • Some time ago I saw several pieces of armour-plate which had been used in one of these tests.

  • Permanent Splashes left where a Projectile has entered an Armour-plate.

    A Study of Splashes

    Arthur Mason Worthington

  • Arnold smiled back at her, and she saw recognition leap through the armour-plate of his ecclesiasticism.

    Hilda

    Sarah Jeanette Duncan