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body armour

n
protective covering used to prevent injury to the body
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Noun1.body armour - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
A DEVICE to spot damage to body armour worn by soldiers has been developed by scientists based in South Wales.
27 October 2017 - US-based JLL PB Holding LLC, the parent company of body armour provider Point Blank Enterprises, has acquired substantially all the assets of US-based tactical and strategic gear and uniform supplier Short Bark Industries, the company said.
BAE Systems is beginning production of its "revolutionary" body armour that provides power and data connections to soldiers when worn, it announced at the Farnborough Air Show last month.
Objective: To determine the frequency of penetrating torso injury from sides in soldiers equipped with torso body armour.
A SOLDIER who ditched his body armour to carry a stricken comrade across a swollen Afghan river has been given one of our country's highest bravery awards.
military is reportedly drawing inspiration from 'Xena: Warrior Princess', a fictional character, to develop a new body armour for combat-serving women.
London, United Kingdom, April 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The visiongain author of The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report commented that: “Spending by militaries worldwide on body armour will remain a fundamental aspect of defence budgets for years to come, as despite budgetary pressures affecting many Western nations at present, an underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will spur demand for new and advanced equipment”.
LUIS SUAREZ'S black international pal Alvaro Pereira has warned Patrice Evra he will have to wear body armour when France meet Uruguay in a friendly later this year.
The bullet was stopped by his body armour but the force of the impact smashing into his spine hurled Sgt Bamyani to the ground in agony.
Ryan Boyd, 26, survived the direct hit thanks to his body armour.
A BRITISH soldier escaped death when he was hit by a Taliban bullet in Afghanistan because he was wearing the British forces' latest Osprey body armour - which was made in Coventry.