armor plate

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to armor plate: armour plate

armor plate

Specially formulated hard steel plate used to cover warships, vehicles, and fortifications.

ar′mor-plat′ed (-plā′tĭd) adj.

ar′mor plate`

a protective plating of hardened steel used esp. to cover warships, tanks, and aircraft.
Also, ar′mor plat`ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armor plate - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy firearmor plate - 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
References in classic literature ?
Again and again I struck him; but his thick skull might have been armor plate, for all the damage I did it.
Tenders are invited for provide protech 2113 mc-3 type 111 rifle plates include stand alone, buoyant special threat plate against rifle threats, -10 x 12" (25.4 cm x 30.5 cm) - 1011419; armor material; uni-directional polyethylene, armor plate covering; 1000-denier nylon, weight approx.
The spokesman of the Center for Security Information Brigadier Yahya Rasool said, "The security forces carried out a search and inspecting operations on the strategic line, and found (9) homemade improvised explosive devices in form of an armor plate, an explosive belt and 60 lightning and a motorcycle (Hyundai)," referring to " The detonation of materials by the anti-explosive detachment and transferred the bike to the headquarters of the forces that carried out the duty.
General contractor Hutter Construction of New Ipswich, N.H., already has crews erecting steel for the additions that will flank the brick building that once manufactured armor plate shielding for World War I rapid-fire gun carriages, trains and armored cars.
The Army is studying unisex armor plate designs, while the Air Force is investigating female-specific geometries.
TEXAS-BASED Armor Plate has developed a pipe wrap to provide the oil and gas industry with an economical structural repair system for corroded and mechanically damaged pipes.
"If the mission doesn't accommodate wearing that new side armor plate, then the commander can direct, 'Don't wear that today.'" For example, while the side armor adds 3 pounds, it does provide more protection.
Another company specialized in refitting sport utility vehicles with armor plate and bulletproof glass, making them invulnerable to small arms fire.
Discussions with metal powder producers are underway to develop commercial powder metallurgy alloys using the NIST process that will find applications in biomedical implant devices, light-weight armor plate, and other demanding environments.
* Armor plate: Protects the lower half of the door (48 inches).
The first screw is the upper left 1/2-in mounting screw on the turret armor plate, NSN 9515-01-268-3375.

Full browser ?