armoured car


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

armoured car

n
1. (Military) military a fast lightly armed and armoured vehicle, mainly used for reconnaissance
2. (Automotive Engineering) any vehicle strengthened by armoured plate, esp a security van for transporting cash and valuables
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armoured car - an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuablesarmoured car - an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables; "the paintings were delivered to the museum in an air-conditioned armored car"
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
2.armoured car - a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)armoured car - a military combat vehicle on wheels with light armor (and usually a machine gun)
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations

armoured car

armored car (Am) [ˈɑːməd ˈkɑːʳ] nautoblinda f inv
References in periodicals archive ?
Another soldier was seen fleeing a blazing armoured car in a separate incident caught by TV cameras.
Defence Procurement Minister Lord Bach said: 'These new armoured cars will replace four types of existing armoured car, some of which are more than 30-years old, and they will play a leading role in the Joint Rapid Reaction Force and future peacekeeping operations.
A BRITISH soldier has been killed in Kosovo by a blast which lifted his armoured car into the air - and left a 3ft-deep crater in the road.
THE mystery of a home-made armoured car used in Warwickshire during the Second World War has been solved.
They fell into the hands of 18-year-old Lieutenant Angus Mitchell as his armoured car division swept across Europe after the Normandy landings in 1944.
Armoured car maker Alvis was one of a number of Midland companies linked to merger speculation over the weekend.
Bosses at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers' Museum, based at St John's House in Warwick, have appealed for help to find the home-made armoured car, which was the pride of the Home Guards units in the 1940s.
A ZULU king's security measures were deflated after a nail pierced a bulletproof tyre on his armoured car.
THREE British Soldiers were killed after their armoured car was blown apart by a landmine in Bosnia yesterday.
Sealed Tenders marked "COR2506 - Armoured Car Service" will be received by the City of Regina, Main Floor, Ambassadors Desk or 5th Floor, Purchasing Branch, 2476 Victoria Avenue, P.
An advertising video for NIMR showed a computer-generated riot in which rioters, who are merely waving their hands, are quickly stopped by a water cannon mounted on top of a NIMR armoured car.
ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Obama administration, concerned for the safety of the Pakistani official who was assassinated Wednesday, tried in the weeks before his killing to secure an armoured car and beef up protection for him, a US official said yesterday.