Definition of armoured car in English:

armoured car

(US armored car)

noun

  • 1A light military vehicle covered with armour plate:

    ‘we were taken in an armoured car to a temporary army camp’
    • ‘His riflemen would be reinforced by two armoured cars armed with machine-guns.’
    • ‘Soldiers and armoured cars waited in streets adjacent to the three-story school, where nearly 900 children aged seven to 17 studied.’
    • ‘This pistol was also issued to personnel in tanks and armoured cars - carrying a rifle would have been useless in such vehicles.’
    • ‘The division is accompanied by 60 light tanks and some armored cars.’
    • ‘Behind the armored cars, a couple of platoons of infantry came dashing out, firing rapidly.’
    • ‘Paramilitary forces attacked the village with helicopter gunships and armored cars.’
    • ‘The comparatively poor cross-country performance of armoured cars has always limited their usefulness.’
    • ‘The convoy had an armoured car at the front and rear.’
    • ‘Twenty soldiers piled in with us, and we were escorted by two armoured cars, one on each side.’
    • ‘British troops and armoured cars then surrounded the royal palace.’
    • ‘Armoured cars remain in service with many armies today.’
    • ‘Tanks and armoured cars patrolled the streets as night fell on Saturday.’
    • ‘This was a sizeable force, but it had not a single tank, and only 26 armoured cars and 656 outdated guns.’
    • ‘Armoured cars led truckloads of troops to attack the presidential palace in the centre of the city.’
    • ‘Without the European military patrolling in their box-like armoured cars, 'anything not nailed down would go', they say.’
    1. 1.1 A civilian car or truck reinforced with armour plate and bulletproof glass:
      ‘he shunned the armoured cars favoured by diplomats and CIA agents’
      • ‘She wants to spice up a moribund marriage, and thinks that robbing a bank or an armored car might be the perfect antidote to boredom.’
      • ‘I heard they will be delivering the books by armored car!’
      • ‘His bodyguards transported him by armoured car to his official residence.’
      • ‘When the professional robbers among them raid a bank or an armored car delivering cash, they do so with bazookas and rocket launchers, and dress in paramilitary uniforms.’
      • ‘When they go outside, it is by armoured car with military escort.’
      • ‘The armoured car taking him from jail broke down on the North Circular Road.’
      • ‘The father tells them about a man who owns a million acres, and drives around in an armored car.’
      • ‘The bank had indicated that the large cash withdrawals without a guard or armoured car constituted a security risk.’
      • ‘Charlie and Stella plan another robbery involving the creation of the largest traffic-jam in LA history and an armoured car full of jewellery.’
      • ‘Two men were planning to rob an armored car that was about to make a morning delivery to a local Bank of America.’
      • ‘They were brought to court in an armoured car escorted by two dozen police vans mounted with machine guns.’
      • ‘The head of the republic found it wise to move around his capital in the safety of an armoured car.’