Definition of body armour in English:

body armour


mass noun
  • Clothing worn by army and police personnel to protect against gunfire.

    • ‘If the protesters manage to get past the riot police, a cadre of MPs and soldiers in riot gear and body armor meet them.’
    • ‘At the raid in Glasgow, police officers wearing full body armour arrived at Rosemount Street, Royston.’
    • ‘Weighed down with weapons, equipment, helmets and body armour, they patrol in temperatures that can reach the high 60s.’
    • ‘If the Pentagon wanted to buy Interceptor body armor for every servicemember on active duty, it could.’
    • ‘As soon as you put Interceptor body armor on, you lose the utility of all your pockets.’
    • ‘That meant equipping police forces with body armor and rifles, instead of just badges and handguns.’
    • ‘Why are our police not being given body armour such as this?’
    • ‘Aloft in the turret, Mitchell counts on the additional protection of his body armor.’
    • ‘The shots hit both shoulders near the collar bone, where his body armor didn't protect him.’
    • ‘The man was eventually dragged handcuffed from a block of flats in Malton's Railway Street, by four police officers wearing full body armour.’
    • ‘At one stage, there were 13 police officers in body armour in the dock.’
    • ‘He was caught wearing body armour when stopped by police last year and was convicted of causing criminal damage after defacing a prison cell wall.’
    • ‘With his hands handcuffed behind his back, he was flanked in the dock by seven police officers wearing body armour and thick black gloves.’
    • ‘Gunshots were heard as elite police officers in body armour ran into the building where the man and the hostages had been holed up.’
    • ‘However, ask any soldier shot in the chest if his body armor is worth it, and he will tell you it saved his life.’
    • ‘Many police firearm instructors wear body armor as a matter of course.’
    • ‘Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of Oracle Corp, collects Samurai body armor.’
    • ‘The Home Office recommends body armour for police officers on potentially dangerous operations, but it does not require it to be worn.’
    • ‘Each tanker on the ground needs to be equipped with the best available body armor and protective equipment.’
    • ‘Personal body armor is mostly from indigenous Swedish origin and have been battle proven in Bosnia.’


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