body armor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n body armor armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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Usage

In literature:

Both De Montfort and the King ceased fighting as they gazed upon this body of fresh, well armored, well mounted reinforcements.
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The horses, as well as the men, were clothed in complete armor, the joints of which were artfully adapted to the motions of their bodies.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
Having removed his body armor, they tried to relieve him of his helmet, which was attached to his neck by green ribbons.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The gladiators were variously armed, some with sword, shield, and body armor; some with net and trident; some with noose or lasso.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
On all sides the giant, armored bodies rushed and shoved.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
A steel armor is worn by a few of them, to furnish protection to their bodies.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
The glistening helmet of Achilles was on his head, and his armor was girt around his body.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Viggo ran as fast as he could to the cottage of Hans, and when he reached the door he had an armor of shining ice over his whole body.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
But the bodies in their gleaming copper armor closed about him in a solid throng and cut off his view.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
A subaltern on the curb touched his glittering casque in military salute without stirring a muscle of his armored body.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
There was a slight spurt of body fluid as the chitinous armor was partly broken.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
His wide shoulders were thrown slightly forward, his whole muscular body was tensed and ready beneath his armor.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
Once more there was the crash of armored bodies against the oak and the door flew inward.
"The Eye of Wilbur Mook" by H. B. Hickey
The litheness of his body is apparent even through his armor.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
The general mismatch of body armor, the "breast" and "back," bespoke what a ragtag army it was.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Hawksworth stared spellbound as a rain of Rajput arrows glanced harmlessly off his black steel body armor.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Their heavy iron armor weighed on their robust bodies no more than a coat of gauze.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
Then Sir Lancelot pulled in his body and barred the door again, and dressed himself in his armor, and took his drawn sword in his hand.
"King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" by Unknown
If their bodies had not been armored, they would have gone down as grain before a scythe.
"The Vinland Champions" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Indeed, they had no armor on the body except cuirasses of linen.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church
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In poetry:

Man – heart, body, soul, and spirit –
steel yourself, put on your armor:
mighty battles stand ahead.
Give yourself with every fiber,
lift your eyes to the horizon,
keep your ear tuned to the heavens.
"Man" by Eberhard Arnold

In news:

Man Busted With Weapons, Body Armor at LAX.
Soldier denies stealing body armor .
The Army is going to field test new body armor designed specifically for women soldiers, better proportioned to fit the female form.
Fort Campbell Soldiers Suit Up in New Female Body Armor .
Female soldiers from Fort Campbell deploying to Afghanistan will field test the first Army body armor that is shorter and better tailored specifically to fit women's physiques.
A decade into war, body armor gets curves.
Army tests new body armor tailored to fit female soldiers.
Army tests new shorter, tighter body armor tailored to fit female soldiers' physiques.
The program splits the cost of new body armor with localities.
How many gun-toting criminals are wearing body armor.
The deal marks the largest acquisition for new 3M CEO Inge Thulin and brings Ceradyne's technology and products -- including ceramic body armor and combat helmets -- into the 3M family.
Atrocities are escalating, as our NBC News team has returned to Darfur 's edge - this time we carry body armor.
He strapped on body armor, ammo and night-vision goggles.
This acts as body armor and helps to tie the front and rear sections together.
Stolen U-Haul contained weapons, body armor, motorcycles.
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In science:

Such pressure waves can be initiated by the rapid deformation of body armor due to ballistic impact (Cannon, 2001; Roberts et al., 2007; Merkle et al., 2008).
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
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