plate armor

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  1. armor made of thin, flat, shaped pieces of wrought iron or steel.

  2. any armor composed of, or having as an exterior surface, tough, stiff, flat pieces, large or small, of various materials, as iron, steel, or horn.

Origin of plate armor

First recorded in 1795–1805

Words Nearby plate armor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plate armor in a sentence

  • So, one of the teams wore chain-mail ulsters, and the other wore plate-armor made of my new Bessemer steel.

  • The point hit the chest of the man coming through the air but it stopped as though the man had been wearing plate armor.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
  • Then slowly the whole figure of a man in complete plate-armor emerged on the deck.

    Sir Nigel | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The plate armor of little Philip IV is stamped with lions and castles, eagles and spears.

    Spanish Highways and Byways | Katharine Lee Bates
  • I saw then that both the chain mail and the plate armor had been pierced over the breast.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder | William Hope Hodgson