plate armour


plate armour
noun protective armour of metal plates, as worn by knights in the Middle Ages.

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  • Plate armour — is personal armour made from large metal plates, worn on the chest and sometimes the entire body. History Plate armour protecting the chest and the lower limbs was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, but it fell into disuse after the collapse… …   Wikipedia

  • plate armour — noun specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire • Syn: ↑armor plate, ↑armour plate, ↑armor plating, ↑plate armor • Hypernyms: ↑plate, ↑scale, ↑shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • plate armour — noun Metallic armour made of large pieces or plates. Plate armour was, however, completely introduced both here and in France about the middle of the fourteenth century. Syn: plate mail …   Wiktionary

  • Gothic plate armour — Gothic armour, or Gothic plate armour is a full plate armour of steel made in German region and the Holy Roman Empire during the late Middle Ages (15th century). The armour provided all around protection to the knight who wore it. They were… …   Wikipedia

  • Faulds (plate armour) — Faulds are a piece of plate armour worn below a breastplate to protect the waist and hips. They take the form of bands of metal surrounding both legs, potentially surrounding the entire hips in a form similar to a skirt. External links *… …   Wikipedia

  • Armour — (or armor) is protective covering, most commonly manufactured from metals, to prevent damage from being inflicted to an individual or a vehicle through use of direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat. While early armour tended …   Wikipedia

  • armour — /ahr meuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. armor. Usage. See our. * * * or body armour Protective clothing that can shield the wearer from weapons and projectiles. By extension, armour is also protective covering for animals, vehicles, and so on. Prehistoric… …   Universalium

  • Armour — /ahr meuhr/, n. Philip Danforth /dan fawrth, fohrth/, 1832 1901, U.S. meat packing industrialist. * * * or body armour Protective clothing that can shield the wearer from weapons and projectiles. By extension, armour is also protective covering… …   Universalium

  • plate — n. & v. n. 1 a a shallow vessel, usu. circular and of earthenware or china, from which food is eaten or served. b the contents of this (ate a plate of sandwiches). 2 a similar vessel usu. of metal or wood, used esp. for making a collection in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • armour plate — /ˈamə pleɪt/ (say ahmuh playt) noun a plate or plating of specially hardened steel used to cover warships, tanks, aircraft, fortifications, etc., to protect them from enemy fire. Also, armor plate, armour plating, armor plating. –armour plated,… …   Australian English dictionary