plate armor


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plate armor specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Found on Bat Man The Animated Series Armor Set Halloween costume box: "PARENT: Please exercise caution, mask and chest plate are not protective; cape does not enable wearer to fly."
    • Plate armor See Plate n., 2.
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In literature:

The armor was rude and heavy, used to accustom the body to the weight of the iron plates rather than for any defence.
"Men of Iron" by Howard Pyle
Once more he had a grip on himself; was sheathed in a cannonproof plate armor of selfishness.
"Ridgway of Montana" by William MacLeod Raine
Then slowly the whole figure of a man in complete plate-armor emerged on the deck.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Here I suggested that he should take one side of a dummy, dressed in half plate armor, whilst I took the other.
"Carnacki, The Ghost Finder" by William Hope Hodgson
Compound armor consists of a forged combination of a steel plate and an iron plate.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891" by Various
These cars were Rolls-Royces, and with their armor-plate weighed between three and three-quarters and four tons.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
Thank th' Lord, we've winrows an' winrows iv Shafter's armor plate between here an' Dubuque.
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
It cannot be doubted that Congress will at once make necessary provision for the armor plate for the vessels now under contract and building.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
Armor is a covering of thick steel plates with which all the modern battleships are supplied.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 42, August 26, 1897" by Various
Nickel is used in all gun and armor-plate steels, and in practically all other good steels except tool steels.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Armor-plated, poisonous, claw-tipped and fanged-mouthed.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Maubeuge was not protected by open-air earthworks, but by a circle of armor-plate concrete forts.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
He felt the bullets pinging against his armor plate and ripping through his wings.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The heaviest armor plate ever rolled could have formed no more impenetrable a barrier.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
The slight bodies of the Xoranians seemed as impervious to bullets and missiles as though armor-plated.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
I felt nothing of it afterwards; it became, as it were, a plate of ice armor that almost helped to keep me warm.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
They tipped their spears and javelins with brass, and made brazen plates for defensive armor, both for themselves and for their horses.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Then she's decked over with armor plate, too, so that one can be inside and expose practically nothing.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
Above all this, he wore a suit of plate armor with gauntlets, and a polished helmet.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
He is awfully armor-plated on what is "the Square Thing," my brother Hugh John.
"Sweethearts at Home" by S. R. Crockett

In news:

Richard Capstran was 10 when he helped his father fit the armor plating to Al Capone 's new 1928 Cadillac.
An Armor-Plated Suitcase and IPO.
Entry ArmorĀ® line includes latch protectors, wrap plates, and home and commercial security products.
Soldier accused of selling military body armor says he legally bought and sold the ballistic plates online and says he didn't know it was military property.
An Armor- Plated Suitcase and IPO.
The primitive, armor- plated fish can grow 6 feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds.
Zemlock was one of five from the Irontree Tournament Company that went in the morning to show the students some historical medieval plated armor.
Q The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company, Ricochet Offroad Armor, builds protection pieces for machines, from sport ATVs all the way up to skid plates and other products for Toyota FJ Cruisers.
An armor plate and spike of an aetosaur.
A manufacturing defect found in about 5% of the armor plates tested could compromise their ability to stop direct hits.
Pugs, pipes and plate armor .
So Santa's heading over in an armor -plated sleigh.
How about sending an armor -plated car used by SWAT in hostage situations.
She uses her armor -plated bra to ward off attacks, which bounce back into the faces of her opponents.
Thousands of body armor plates worn by US Special Operations troops are being recalled after it was discovered that a small percentage of the plates have safety defects.