armoured car


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n armoured car a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)
    • n armoured 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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In literature:

Or from an armoured car, or turret?
"Frenzied Fiction" by Stephen Leacock
A few miles from Ghent we met Commander Samson, of the Flying Corps, and three of his armoured cars.
"A Surgeon in Belgium" by Henry Sessions Souttar
I am called Swetavahana because when battling with the foe, white horses decked in golden armour are always yoked unto my car.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
I got down from my box into the cover of the armoured sides of the car without forming any clear thought.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
And while their cars and armours and standards were being brought, loud became the uproar of those heroes.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I am called Swetavahana because when battling with the foe, white horses decked in golden armour are always yoked unto my car.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Clearly nothing would check them save that formidable barrier of cavalry and armoured cars.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Young de Ligne, who was a volunteer, was in one of three armoured cars that went out on a reconnaissance toward the German lines.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Armour still insisted that they could and should provide suitable cars for their patrons.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
We keep 90,000 men, with aeroplanes, armoured cars, gunboats, and armoured trains.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The day we went to Dunkirk we saw a lot of armoured cars.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
The men in armour, however, were put down, as also was the car of Fame.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
The Royal Naval Air Service were to operate, with as big a force of armoured cars as possible, under the French general in command.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
I am stationed here indefinitely, but I have a friend who drives an armoured car.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
I can go ahead in the armoured train or an armoured car.
"The New Germany" by George Young
An armoured car of the older type would have cut a poor figure amid the shell-holes and mine-craters of Northern France.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
At Armour's car shops only nine men returned out of sixty who went on strike, and at Swifts only five out of forty-two.
"The Pullman Boycott" by W. F. Burns
He was up here with an armoured car in May.
"Men, Women and Guns" by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
With the cavalry were four armoured motor-cars in which were mounted quick-firing guns.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
Tidings of the invading army brought by two officers in charge of an armoured motor-car.
"The Red Cross Barge" by Marie Belloc Lowndes

In news:

Roden's Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Pattern 1920 Mk.
Stephen Harper's road to safety begins with armoured car .
It's a cheap shot to criticize the prime minister for bringing armoured cars to India.