armor plate


armor plate
noun
specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
Hypernyms: ↑plate, ↑scale, ↑shell
Hyponyms:
backplate, ↑beaver, ↑brassard, ↑breastplate, ↑aegis, ↑egis, ↑cannon, ↑chanfron, ↑chamfron, ↑testiere, ↑frontstall, ↑front-stall, ↑cubitiere, ↑cuisse, ↑epauliere, ↑fauld, ↑gorget, ↑greave, ↑jambeau, ↑helmet, ↑knee piece, ↑nosepiece, ↑pallette, ↑palette, ↑roundel, ↑skirt of tasses, ↑solleret, ↑sabaton, ↑tasset, ↑tasse, ↑tuille, ↑visor, ↑vizor

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armorplated, adj.
a plate or plating of specially hardened steel used to cover warships, tanks, aircraft, fortifications, etc., to protect them from enemy fire.
[1860-65]

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armor plate,
steel or iron plating to protect warships, tanks, aircraft, forts, and the like. Armor plate is now usually a specially toughened alloy of steel.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • armor plate — n. a protective covering of specially hardened steel plates, as on a tank armor plated adj …   English World dictionary

  • armor plate — armorplated, adj. a plate or plating of specially hardened steel used to cover warships, tanks, aircraft, fortifications, etc., to protect them from enemy fire. Also, armor plating. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • armor plate — ar′mor plate n. mil a protective plating of hardened steel used esp. to cover warships, tanks, and aircraft Also, ar′mor plat ing. Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • armor plate — heavy metal plating (used on warships, tanks, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plate — [plāt] n. [OFr, flat object < fem. of plat, flat < VL * plattus < Gr platys, broad, flat: see PLATY ] 1. a smooth, flat, relatively thin piece of metal or other material 2. a sheet of metal made by beating, rolling, or casting 3. a) any… …   English World dictionary

  • armor — [är′mər] n. [ME armure < OFr < L armatura: see ARMATURE] 1. covering worn to protect the body against weapons 2. any defensive or protective covering, as on animals or plants, or the metal plating on warships, warplanes, etc. 3. the armored …   English World dictionary

  • plate — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from plate, feminine of plat flat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, probably from Greek platys broad, flat more at place Date: 14th century 1. a. a smooth flat thin piece of material b. (1) forged …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. steel plate, mail, shielding. See defense. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An armored protection] Syn. shield, protection, covering, guard, armor plate, breastplate, protective covering, mail, steel sheet,… …   English dictionary for students

  • plate armour — noun specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire • Syn: ↑armor plate, ↑armour plate, ↑armor plating, ↑plate armor • Hypernyms: ↑plate, ↑scale, ↑shell …   Useful english dictionary

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