suit of armour


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Noun1.suit of 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
References in classic literature ?
One would have thought it a suit of armour, both supple and resisting.
The repairs completed, old Marheyo gave me a paternal hug; and divesting himself of his 'maro' (girdle), swathed the calico about his loins, and slipping the beloved ornaments into his ears, grasped his spear and sallied out of the house, like a valiant Templar arrayed in a new and costly suit of armour.
He sprang, therefore, from his chariot, clad in his suit of armour.
As '"Three high-backed chairs, a table and cover, long-necked bottle (containing wine), one flask, one Spanish female's costume, three-quarter face portrait of Miss Jogg the model, and a suit of armour containing Don Quixote.
Pell, 'dining with him on one occasion; there was only us two, but everything as splendid as if twenty people had been expected--the great seal on a dumb- waiter at his right hand, and a man in a bag-wig and suit of armour guarding the mace with a drawn sword and silk stockings --which is perpetually done, gentlemen, night and day; when he said, "Pell," he said, "no false delicacy, Pell.
Garden ornaments also help make up the numbers including bronze urns and stone, bronze and marble animals, along with a collection of antique cannons and even a child's suit of armour.
e lobster pot-style armoured helmet, similar to a Civil War roundhead-style, was part of a suit of armour won by teenager Ferdinand Foster, a member of the famous Bamburgh family, as were the gauntlets or gloves.
There are tales of him coming down to breakfast wearing it, and the artist Augustus John painted Lord Howard de Walden relaxing in his armchair in his full suit of armour.
A SUIT of armour, a 20ft canoe and an urn full of ashes are some of the more unusual items donated this year, a charity said.
While more sensible people wore running gear to tackle the world's most popular half-marathon, Nathan chose to pound the streets of Tyneside in a clunky suit of armour.
In the first Iron Man, the story centered on how a sharp-witted and uber-intelligent billionaire playboy - Tony Stark (the always captivating Robert Downey Jr) - creates a suit of armour to help keep his badly-punctured yet still-beating heart in the dusty, rocky bunkers of Afghanistan.