armour


armour
(US armor)
noun
1》 the metal coverings formerly worn by soldiers to protect the body in battle.
2》 (also armour plate) the tough metal layer covering a military vehicle or ship.
    ↘military vehicles collectively.
3》 the protective layer or shell of some animals and plants.
Derivatives
armoured adjective
armour-plated adjective
Origin
ME: from OFr. armure, from L. armatura, from armare (see arm2).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.