armor plating

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

  • Armor-piercing shot and shell — [ thumb|right|250px|Armour piercing shell of the APBC 1 Light weight ballistic cap 2 Steel alloy piercing shell 3 Desensitized bursting charge (TNT, Trinitrophenol, RDX...) 4 Fuse (set with delay to explode inside the target) 5 Bourrelet (front)… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 piercing bullet — shell capable of piercing protective armor plating …   English contemporary 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

  • Plating — Plat ing, n. 1. The art or process of covering anything with a plate or plates, or with metal, particularly of overlaying a base or dull metal with a thin plate of precious or bright metal, as by mechanical means or by electro magnetic deposition …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armor-plated — adjective covered with heavy steel armor plated vehicles • Syn: ↑armor clad, ↑armour clad, ↑armour plated, ↑steel plated • Similar to: ↑armored, ↑armoured * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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

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