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Covered with or wearing armor: armor-clad warships.
An armor-clad naval vessel.
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1. covered or protected with armor.
2. an armor-plated vessel.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.armor-clad - covered with heavy steelarmor-clad - covered with heavy steel; "armor-plated vehicles"
armored, armoured - protected by armor (used of persons or things military)
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The Merrimac, the Monitor, the Tennessee, the Weehawken discharged enormous projectiles themselves, after having been armor-clad against the projectiles of others.
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In his native Vienna, where his splendid, seemingly armor-clad buildings dot the cityscape, the mak is attempting to reconnect the master with his legacy: Its exhibition will feature more than eight hundred objects, including photographs, models, furniture, and architectural plans, that demonstrate how Wagner's oeuvre evolved along three parallel tracks--technical, formal, and urbanistic--toward a sensibility that anticipated the conceptualizations of design and urban planning in the twentieth century.
Once you're plugged in and looking through the visor, your motion-sensing lightsaber controller gains a digital blade you can use to duel the likes of Kylo Ren and Darth Vader, and even the red armor-clad Praetorian Guards from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
As the generically monikered Pastore--the shepherd who takes the armor-clad heroine under his wing and transforms her into a shepherdess--bass-baritone Andre Courville lacked only the proper age makeup to disguise his relative youth; and the sweetly stalwart Toronto-based lyric tenor AsithaTennekoon lacked only a proper Handel aria, one of the dozen I'd rather have heard him sing.
Rick's dropped into a pit where he destroys an armor-clad zombie against all odds.
"Iron Man," a terrific movie overall--particularly in capturing the origin story--degenerated into a mundane brawl between two armor-clad characters.
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