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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a tough heavy steel, usually containing chromium, nickel, and molybdenum and often hardened on the surface, used for protecting warships, tanks, etc
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Noun1.armour plate - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy firearmour 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
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References in classic literature ?
"May it please your Majesty, I have here a formula for constructing armour-plating which no gun can pierce.
A vet on the raid of Janet Oxlade, 67, said they were some of the worst conditions he had seen and likened matted filth in coats to "armour-plating".
But the Education Secretary will need armour-plating to survive unscathed the verbal pasting delivered by Royal Grammar School headmaster Bernard Trafford.
Techno Truck is the world's first armoured security van that is so intelligent it doesn't need armour-plating, armed guards or bullet-proof glass to protect its millions.
A Thai entrepreneur who sells protection to those who really need it says his business of armour-plating vehicles has been booming amid Thailand's worst recession in decades.
Meanwhile, the Mirror can reveal Britain can no longer produce top quality steel for Trident nuclear submarines and armour-plating on British Army vehicles because the 143-year-old Dalzell steel plate mill in Motherwell, was "mothballed" by Tata Steel 10 days ago.
The Asian one-horned rhino calf, with her distinctive 'armour-plating' skin, is the first such rhino to have been born at Whipsnade for 17 years.