armor-plated


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armor plate

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

ar′mor-plat′ed (-plā′tĭd) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.armor-plated - covered with heavy steelarmor-plated - covered with heavy steel; "armor-plated vehicles"
armored, armoured - protected by armor (used of persons or things military)
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