armored car

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n armored car a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)
    • n armored car an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables "the paintings were delivered to the museum in an air-conditioned armored car"
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Quotations

  • Tama Janowitz
    Tama Janowitz
    “Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.”

Usage

In literature:

I was with the armored cars.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
Armored cars, looking tall and top-heavy, rumbled and jolted along.
"The Amazing Interlude" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Men in rusty armor stand in the windows and menace the hurrying cars with raised, rusty iron gauntlets.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
But the chauffeur-commander of the armored car made it most difficult.
"The Lost Road" by Richard Harding Davis
Two armored cars full o soldiers at the end o the valley.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
VALUE OF ARMORED CARS.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
We saw at these works a number of the now famous "caterpillars", an armored car moving on a broad track which it lays down as it goes.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Not only was it necessary to assemble the guns, but also the locomotives and accompanying armored cars.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
One of the armored sand cars circled the keep, headlights blazing, keeping up a steady fire from its heavy weapons.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Armored motor cars were used with effect.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
The armored car slowed down as it approached.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
Protection, when necessary, is temporarily assigned to the unit, nearly always in the shape of armored motor cars.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
The armored car was uncomfortable, and the silence within it was even more uncomfortable.
"The Asses of Balaam" by Gordon Randall Garrett
They went out of the hospital and there was an armored car waiting.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The sheet, all that remained of a Japanese armored car, rang dully.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
The new train of 1889 was made of wood too, but the cars were armored.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
Their fights with the aeroplanes and the armored cars were alike forgotten.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The tanks cooperating with the armored cars were no less effective.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
Now at last I heard the tardy wail of a siren and saw armored cars darting through the streets.
"The Image and the Likeness" by John Scott Campbell
Everywhere they have been these Canadian armored cars have helped to steady the line and give confidence to the infantry.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
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In poetry:

Each battle-flag shall float abroad and fling
A radiance round, as from a new-lit star;
Or light the air about, as when a King
Flashes in armor in his royal car;
And Fame's own vestibule I see inlaid
With their proud images, Mahone's Brigade.
"Mahone's Brigade" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Robber snatches armored car delivery at Northeast Portland credit union.
Police are searching for an armored car robber who snatched two cases of money early Friday morning as it was being delivered to a Northeast Portland ATM machine.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the FBI are investigating a felony larceny from a Loomis armored car parked outside of the Wells Fargo Bank.
Sentencing In Armored Car Case Puts Spotlight On Militant Group.
An armored car was robbed by two masked suspects Tuesday morning in Savannah, Georgia, and a separate local bank was robbed shortly afterwards, the Savannah Police Department told CNN.
Three Charged In Attempted Armored Car Heist.
Takoma Park man shot in carjacking near scene of armored -car robbery.
Group Seeks Funding to Turn Armored Car Vault into Theater.
OK, Lawrence, we're about to get our very own armored car — whether we need it or not.
Armored -car guard's murder partially solved.
It takes about a month to outfit a car with armor , since the automobile needs to be stripped down and reassembled.
Armored Car Crew Loses Money.
(AP) — Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in finding a large amount of cash that was lost or misplaced by an armored car company likely transporting the money in eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.
FBI Part Of Search For Cash Missing From Armored Car.
Newark man stole $3,500 from armored car.
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