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body armour

n
protective covering used to prevent injury to the body
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Noun1.body armour - 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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3M's arm Ceradyne has win a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide body armour plates for the US Armed Forces.
Objective: To determine the frequency of penetrating torso injury from sides in soldiers equipped with torso body armour.
military is reportedly drawing inspiration from 'Xena: Warrior Princess', a fictional character, to develop a new body armour for combat-serving women.
com)-- The visiongain author of The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report commented that: “Spending by militaries worldwide on body armour will remain a fundamental aspect of defence budgets for years to come, as despite budgetary pressures affecting many Western nations at present, an underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will spur demand for new and advanced equipment”.
A BRITISH soldier told yesterday how he cheated death in Afghanistan when a Taliban bullet bounced off his updated body armour.
A BRITISH soldier escaped death when he was hit by a Taliban bullet in Afghanistan because he was wearing the British forces' latest Osprey body armour - which was made in Coventry.
A counterintuitive liquid which hardens when struck has been developed by BAE Systems as part of a project to create future body armour offering soldiers greater ballistics protection and ease of movement in combat situations.
BRITISH troops could be protected by liquid body armour nicknamed "bulletproof custard".
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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-24 March 2008-Tactical Solution Partners introduces ArmoRight Body Armour System(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Designed with comfort, durability and flexibility in mind, the new outfit comprises a black shirt with zip-neck fastening, that will be worn under body armour, with lightweight black cargo trousers.
Dear Editor, Like many people, I am horrified that a soldier serving in the British Army was killed after he was forced to give his body armour to a colleague when there wasn't enough to go round.