plate armour

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plate armour

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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) armour made of thin metal plates, which superseded mail during the 14th century
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Noun1.plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fireplate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
backplate - plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass
beaver - a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
brassard - armor plate that protects the arm
breastplate, egis, aegis - armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
cannon - (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
chamfron, chanfron, frontstall, front-stall, testiere - medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
cubitiere - body armor that protects the elbow
cuisse - armor plate that protects the thigh
epauliere - armor plate that protects the shoulder
fauld - a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
gorget - armor plate that protects the neck
greave, jambeau - armor plate that protects legs below the knee
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
knee piece - armor plate that protects the knee
nosepiece - armor plate that protects the nose
pallette, palette - one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
scale, shell, plate - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
roundel - round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
skirt of tasses - armor plate that protects the body below the waist
sabaton, solleret - armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
tasse, tasset - one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
tuille - armor plate that protects the hip and thigh
visor, vizor - a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
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Though consisting of no metal itself, this jacket acts and functions as plus-four magical platemail.