French troops in armoured personnel carriers rolled through the streets of Kidal in northern Mali on Wednesday.
The armoured plates on the undamaged places on bombers, cut down losses by something like 30 per cent.
In the straggling line battleships and cruisers, armoured and unarmoured, were mingled together.
She gave to the cheese-box, or to the armoured turret, one after the other, three broadsides.
Even better than these last does the Calosoma know the weak point of the armoured Beetles, concealed beneath the wing-cases.
Cruisers are divided into two classes: armoured and unarmoured.
It had been one of the tenets of war that armoured ships were more than a match for shore batteries.
The Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau were armoured cruisers of 11,600 tons.
The existing Fleet consists of one battleship, two armoured cruisers, and four protected cruisers.
The Glasgow was not armoured, and could not contend with armoured vessels.
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.