Coat armor

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coat armor See under Armor.
    • Coat armor the escutcheon of a person or family, with its several charges and other furniture, as mantling, crest, supporters, motto, etc.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

But stay; your master bears no coat-armor, and we have not yet heard his name.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Above her silken coat she wore many a bar of gold; gloriously her lovely color shone beneath the armor.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
He is a man of noble family and coat-armor, being the younger brother of Sir Eustace de la Fosse of Shalford.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I owned a good plate armor and the most perfect chain coat I have ever seen.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
He wore no armor, for his skin was tougher than any coat of mail that man or giant might weld.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Plate, vi, 43; vii, 2, solid armor, as distinguished from the coat of mail, or light chain armor.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
The bullets of machine guns begin to rattle on our armored coats.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Surcoat: A long flowing garment worn over the armor, on which was "emblazoned" the coat of arms.
"The Vision of Sir Launfal" by James Russell Lowell
Every kopeck she earned or saved was a scale in her coat of armor.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
The Hasne, or imperial treasury, of Constantinople, contains a costly collection of ancient armor and coats of mail worn by the Sultans.
"Harper's Young People, February 24, 1880" by Various
***

In news:

Dur -A-Flex Inc has expanded its Electro-Static Dissipative floor coating line with the introduction of Armor-Stat ESD.
Ever since they tangled with the Red Coats, American generals have been giving their grunts more and more and more gear to lug -- from rations to radios, body armor to batteries.
Lightweight Ceramic Coatings Based on Abalone Shells Could Form Tough Armor for Airplanes.
***