armour plate


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armour plate

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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a tough heavy steel, usually containing chromium, nickel, and molybdenum and often hardened on the surface, used for protecting warships, tanks, etc
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Noun1.armour plate - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy firearmour plate - 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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The price of the irresistible gun would have been much greater, your Majesty, but for the fact that its missiles can be so effectively averted by my peculiar method of treating the armour plates with a new- "
And that was only the beginning of a succession of strange phenomena in the heavens--cylinders, cones, pear-shaped monsters, even at last a thing of aluminium that glittered wonderfully, and that Grubb, through some confusion of ideas about armour plates, was inclined to consider a war machine.
Senior officers of the 4th Battalion of the newly-formed The Rifles regiment squirmed when they spotted "b***s" scrawled on its dusty armour plate by a mischievous squaddie.
A Tyneside firm, Pelican Marine Salvage, has been awarded the licence to salvage between 3,000 and 5,000 tonnes of armour plate.
The expansion to the existing Heat Treat Facility gives Algoma the annual capacity to produce 140,000 tons of normalized, quenched and tempered and armour plate, an increase of 50 percent.