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armor plate

a plate or plating of specially hardened steel used to cover warships, tanks, aircraft, fortifications, etc., to protect them from enemy fire.
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armorplated, adjective Unabridged
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  • We learn how old a croc is by looking at an enlarged cross-section of an armor plate from the animal's back.
  • Olga's door is a retrofitted portcullis of makeshift armor plate.
  • The company prospered through the last half of the nineteenth century by producing iron rails, heavy forgings, and armor plate.
  • The alloy was found to be ideal for making tools and armor plate.
  • Tiger's only weak spot was its rear armor plate and its engine, which required continuous maintenance.
  • Military applications include the use in armor piercing munitions and armor plate for military vehicles such as tanks.

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