body armor

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Noun1.body armor - 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
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The deployment of the army and law enforcement forces in huge numbers to tackle the increasing threats from the various terrorist organizations is expected to propel demand of the body armor market.
The soft concealable body armor as described herein shall be the NIJ Certified Models UG062XG and UG062XG-F, as manufactured by GH Armor Systems, a brand of Sentry Armor Systems Inc.
The company has supplied body armor to California agencies for the past five years.
WASHINGTON, Ramadan 17, 1432, Aug 17, 2011, SPA -- The Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and cannot be certain that 5 million pieces of the critical battlefield equipment meet the standards to protect U.
Unauthorized Body Armor: 92% of units surveyed did not have authorized body armor onboard.
The Body Armor National Survey: Protecting the Nation s Law Enforcement Officers, Phase Two Final Report was produced by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the U.
I write to point out that Kevlar may be informally used by military personnel to describe the soft goods in their body armor, or their entire body armor ensemble, but formally, this usage is incorrect.
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It has been chosen by American Body Armor for use in its new Fuzion protective vests for the law-enforcement market.
Body armor went to the dogs -- one credited with the biggest opium bust in the department's history last week -- after an anonymous donor gave the Glendale police nearly $4,000 for four canine Kevlar vests, one for each German shepherd.
WASHINGTON -- The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the interceptor ballistic armor, officials said.
Many Americans have been complaining about a so-called lack of proper body armor for our troops fighting on foreign soil, especially in Iraq, and the high casualty rate that seemingly is the result.