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armor plate

or armor plating

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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  • The reason they give for this is that specially trained workmen are required to operate an armor-plate factory.

  • You'll find that hereafter we've got a cook, and not an incendiary nor a forger of armor-plate.

    The Booming of Acre Hill John Kendrick Bangs
  • When this reason is added to their interest in armor-plate factories, it may account for some of their zeal for militarism.

    Our National Defense: George Hebard Maxwell
  • I told him that I loved it, and to go to bed, for I wanted to get out of some of my armor-plate.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • Another use of vanadium is in chrome-vanadium steels for armor-plate and automobiles.

  • The general aspect of the crater strikingly resembles the impression made by a steel projectile shot into an armor-plate.

    Curiosities of the Sky Garrett Serviss
  • The manufacture of armor-plate for the United States Navy is conducted on a scale of unparalleled magnitude.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • Nickel is used in all gun and armor-plate steels, and in practically all other good steels except tool steels.

  • Although on occasions they tried to use us as tanks, it was not successful, for our armor-plate was too light.

    War in the Garden of Eden Kermit Roosevelt
  • These cars were Rolls-Royces, and with their armor-plate weighed between three and three-quarters and four tons.

    War in the Garden of Eden Kermit Roosevelt

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