armorless

armor

[ahr-mer]
noun
1.
any covering worn as a defense against weapons.
2.
a suit of armor.
3.
a metallic sheathing or protective covering, especially metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, airplanes, and fortifications.
4.
mechanized units of military forces, as armored divisions.
5.
Also called armament. any protective covering, as on certain animals, insects, or plants.
6.
any quality, characteristic, situation, or thing that serves as protection: A chilling courtesy was his only armor.
7.
the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usually fine, braided steel wires, on a cable.
verb (used with object)
8.
to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
Also, especially British, armour.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English armo(u)r, armure < Anglo-French armour(e), armure Old French armëure < Latin armātūra armature; assimilated, in Middle English and Anglo-French, to nouns ending in -our -or2

armorless, adjective
antiarmor, adjective
subarmor, noun

amour, armoire, armor.
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armor (ˈɑːmə)
 
n
the US spelling of armour

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armor
c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," from O.Fr. armeure (12c.), from L. armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (2)). 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).
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