armor plate

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 plating.


Origin:
1860–65

armorplated, adjective
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Example sentences
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.
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