Definition of armour-clad in English:

armour-clad

(US armor-clad)

adjective

  • 1Clad in, protected by, or covered with armour; specifically (of a warship) covered wholly or partly with thick defensive metal plates.

  • 2Of an animal, or a part of its body: having the surface protected by a defensive outer layer of scales, bones, plates, etc.

noun

historical
  • An armour-clad warship. Compare "ironclad". Now historical.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Bentley (1722–1803). From armour + clad.

Pronunciation

armour-clad

/ˈɑːməklad/