Definition of 'armour'
Example sentences containing 'armour'
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The uniformed officer looked into my suitcase and bags and poked at the bulletproof body armour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No heavy armour had been seen before in the city centre during a month of demonstrations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And to show the amazing vulnerability of flesh without a protective armour on it. ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?: A Life Through the Movies (2004)It also plans to introduce more heavily armoured trucks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Warrior armoured vehicles are stripped down and loaded up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The former neuroscience student had dyed his hair red and wore a gas mask and body armour. The Sun (2015)The men had just returned from patrol and removed their helmets and body armour. The Sun (2011)They chatted as though wearing suits of armour was perfectly normal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And a couple of suits of armour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Officers wearing body armour and riot helmets removed those identified as the ringleaders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The regime has also cut mobile phone and internet systems before making mass arrests or sending heavy armour into cities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are two gaping holes in the chain 's armour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As you go through the races and get better, you can get special weapons and armour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Do they have body armour, protective leg and arm pads? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cheap and easy to build, they can tear through the most heavily armoured fighting vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thanks to Warrior's protective armour we suffered no casualties in that first intense day. Broken Lives (1993)There were signal and intelligence failures, deficiencies in the quality of their armour protection, shells and fire control. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)
Trends of 'armour'
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Translations for 'armour'
British English: armour /ˈɑːmə/ NOUN
In former times, armour was special metal clothing that soldiers wore for protection in battle.
...knights in armour.
- American English: armor
- Arabic: دِرْع
- Brazilian Portuguese: armadura
- Chinese: 盔甲
- Croatian: oklop
- Czech: brnění kovový ochranný oděv střed. bojovníků
- Danish: panser beskyttelse
- Dutch: wapenuitrusting
- European Spanish: armadura
- Finnish: haarniska
- French: blindage
- German: Rüstung
- Greek: πανοπλία
- Italian: armatura
- Japanese: 甲冑
- Korean: 갑옷
- Norwegian: rustning
- Polish: zbroja
- European Portuguese: armadura
- Romanian: armură
- Russian: броня
- Spanish: armadura
- Swedish: rustning
- Thai: เสื้อเกราะ
- Turkish: zırh
- Ukrainian: броня
- Vietnamese: áo giáp
Definition of armour from the Collins English Dictionary
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