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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) armour made of thin metal plates, which superseded mail during the 14th century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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They are carrot shape in profile and possess long tail-like appendages from the tip of their abdomen and their bodies are nearly always covered in scales - almost like plate armour.
Chain mail became obsolete in the 14th century to be replaced by plate armour covering much of the body.
Do we get 100 men in plate armour following us around Dudley?
2 miles in full plate armour and chainmail with a St George's Cross shield and pulling a 300lb model dragon that towered over him.
This considers one of the events preceding "Batman: Arkham Knight," as one aspect of the villain's costume is the plate armour that protects him from the Batclaw.