body armor


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Noun1.body armor - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
armet - a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
armor, armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
basinet - a medieval steel helmet
brassard - armor plate that protects the arm
breastplate, egis, aegis - armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
bulletproof vest - a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
cannon - (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
casque - (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
corselet, corslet - a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
cubitiere - body armor that protects the elbow
cuirass - medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
cuisse - armor plate that protects the thigh
epauliere - armor plate that protects the shoulder
fauld - a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
metal glove, gantlet, gauntlet - a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
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
rerebrace, upper cannon - cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm
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
lower cannon, vambrace - cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
gusset, voider - a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
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The days of boxy body protection will eventually be over for the United States' female warriors, as the nation's armed forces are developing a new style of form-fitting body armor similar to the busty bronze get-up worn by "Xena: Warrior Princess," that curves at the chest and hips.
Douglas Graham, a spokesman for the Army's Office of Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment claimed that the most important designing goal was to be able to "spread out the energy" when a bullet hits body armor plates.
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