• A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
  • A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
  • Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
  • A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  • A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
  • The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.


  • To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  • To provide something with an analogous form of protection.


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  • From Middle English armure, armour, armor, armeure, borrowed from Anglo-Norman armure and Old French armeüre, from Latin armātūra. armure.

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