well armored


protected by armor or armor plate.
provided with or using armored equipment, as tanks or armored cars: an armored unit; an armored patrol.

1595–1605; armor + -ed3

unarmored, adjective
well-armored, adjective
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Word Origin & History

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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