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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARMORED

When the monk had gone a little further, he met one who rode an armored steed.

"It would at least be convincing," the pilot of the armored car declared.

Such as the armored cable within the walls of a wooden house.

Whenever I get into this anti-mosquito rig, I feel like an armored train!

The blast bounced harmlessly off the machine's armored hide.

But the armored head of the fork-tail, slung low, warned them off.

But this one was different, armored to the full save for its soft cranium.

This type of termite was armored more poorly than the others.

This one was a ram with armored sides, and was named the "Stonewall."

The addition of the armored body and guns makes the "military tank."

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," also "means of protection," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (n.2)). Figurative use from mid-14c.

Meaning "military equipment generally," especially siege engines, is late 14c. The word might have died with jousting if not for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded machinery beginning with U.S. Civil War ironclads (first attested in this sense in an 1855 report from the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).

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