Law enforcement, including helicopters and an FBI armored vehicle, had cut off power to the house and had their guns drawn.
Three armored police vans came barreling down the road firing shotgun pellets out of the turrets normally used to launch teargas.
Hence the SWAT teams and armored trucks surrounding his house.
Her grandfather was decorated for gallantry at Vimy Ridge and went on to found the Canadian armored corps.
Dostum was then commander of an armored unit in the army and a member of the Parcham faction.
She is an armored cruiser, and is one of the latest and most speedy of that type.
"It would at least be convincing," the pilot of the armored car declared.
It was a military-looking Jeep, like an armored Hummer, only it didn't have any military insignia on it.
Such as the armored cable within the walls of a wooden house.
Clutching his gun in his armored hand, Tom crept slowly on to the platform suspended over the sea.
c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," also "means of protection," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (n.2)). Figurative use from mid-14c.
Meaning "military equipment generally," especially siege engines, is late 14c. The word might have died with jousting if not for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded machinery beginning with U.S. Civil War ironclads (first attested in this sense in an 1855 report from the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).
mid-15c., from armor (n.). Related: Armored; armoring.