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, Armor.
  1. noting armor having imbricated metal plates sewn to a flexible backing.

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Other Words From

  • under·scaled adjective
  • un·scaled adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scaled1

First recorded in 1350–1400, scaled is from the Middle English word scalid. See scale 1, -ed 3
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Example Sentences

The threats overlap, whether it’s predictive policing and risk assessment in the near term, or more scaled and advanced systems in the longer term.

This was due to be handed over to Galactic early in 2016 after Scaled Composites pilots completed test flights.

The second vehicle is nearing completion by Mojave-based company Scaled Composites.

He was, not even six hours after he scaled a fence and broke out.

In addition to step counts, you can see maps of his running routes and scaled difficulties of his climbs.

Jay yelled at him to wait, and the two scaled the wall together.

Advancing on foot, the Scots planted their ladders unperceived and scaled the wall at the point where Simon was in charge.

My uncle John was the third man who scaled the walls at the battle of the Horseshoe.

A ladder was planted and thirty-four men scaled the walls unobserved, when a chance noise startled the guard.

And things formidable enough to drag down that scaled horror were not foes he would choose to meet in these unlighted ways.

The mud must have scaled off as soon as it was dry, and when it crumbled away it took with it all the winter's accumulations.