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plate armour

noun
  1. armour made of thin metal plates, which superseded mail during the 14th century
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Historical Examples

  • His verse moves in plate-armour, 'terrible as an army with banners.'

    Figures of Several Centuries

    Arthur Symons

  • Some Roman soldiers have also plate-armour; but they are archers.

  • A Turkish arrow would perhaps pierce a light coat of mail, but would be turned aside by plate-armour, however thin.

  • Thus a beginning was made even during the mail period towards the introduction of plate-armour.

    Armour in England

    J. Starkie Gardner

  • I have spoken of them in connection with the geographical distribution of plate-armour, the throwing-stick, pile dwellings, etc.

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker