Definition of armored in English:


(British armoured)


  • 1(of a military vehicle or ship) covered with a tough metal layer as a defense against attack.

    ‘armored vehicles’
    • ‘Stormer 30 is a highly mobile armoured reconnaissance vehicle and light tank.’
    • ‘Military vehicles on display will include a Ferret an armoured scout car British and American jeeps and wartime motorbikes.’
    • ‘The armoured vehicles are heavily protected by grilles to prevent damage from missiles and petrol bombs.’
    • ‘Corporal Jones was on an operational tour in East Timor and was travelling in the rear of an armoured vehicle at the time of the incident.’
    • ‘The army sent in armoured troop carriers and artillery into Racak, Petroovo, Malopoljce and Renaja.’
    • ‘The armoured vehicle is protected against 14.5 mm heavy machine gun rounds and artillery splinters.’
    • ‘The Cavalry commander had the armoured cars with him and was later reinforced by 1,500 infantry soldiers who were sent forward in Ford cars.’
    • ‘Witnesses said US troops riding in jeeps and armoured vehicles opened fire after children in the crowd started pelting them with shoes and stones.’
    • ‘Boffins at Britain's Ministry of Defence have invented an electric ‘force field’ designed to protect armoured vehicles against anti-tank grenades.’
    • ‘The powerful blast tore through the steel reinforced Warrior armoured fighting vehicle the troops were travelling in, blowing the wheels off on one side and forcing it into a ditch.’
    • ‘The division's long columns of trucks and Humvee armoured vehicles avoided Iraqi army and paramilitary units as they pushed north on Thursday and Friday.’
    • ‘In-line transmission is by four central axles protected by armoured housings.’
    • ‘The soldier selects top attack mode to engage tanks and armoured vehicles in order to strike the least armoured area on the vehicle's roof.’
    • ‘Some 24 ships, 23,000 military personnel, 400 armoured vehicles and a squadron of fighter-bombers are involved.’
    • ‘However, a new generation of young officers embraced the idea of a fast moving war based on armoured vehicles supported by air power.’
    • ‘It is a tracked, armoured, amphibious vehicle designed to engage armoured ground and air targets while stationary, on the move and afloat.’
    • ‘The Ozelot Weapon System is built on the Wiesel 2 small armoured tracked vehicle.’
    • ‘The drivetrain and steering linkages are protected within the armoured hull.’
    • ‘Soldiers in armoured vehicles and Humvees cordoned off the area.’
    armour-plated, steel-plated, ironclad, mailed
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    1. 1.1 (of troops) equipped with armored vehicles.
      ‘the 2nd Armored Division’
      • ‘Ironically, this included the 11C mortarmen assigned to armored cavalry troops.’
      • ‘The official reason is to enable the armored troops to function as highly mobile infantry.’
      • ‘Furthermore, he believed that in modern warfare there was no place for armored cavalry.’
      • ‘There, military police operated effectively side by side with infantry and armored troops in peace-enforcing efforts.’
      • ‘Several armored cavalry regiments (brigade equivalents) could be kept as independent units.’
      • ‘The new larger regiment is aimed at being more flexible with one overarching body of troops covering air assault, armoured infantry and light infantry.’
      • ‘In the mid-1970s, I served in an armored cavalry regiment positioned in Germany's Fulda Gap.’
      • ‘A dexterous American teenager would have dispatched the entire armored corps of a third-world country in the time that it took me to claim my two victims.’
      • ‘The Swiss Eagle vehicles designated are mainly deployed as reconnaissance vehicles for the armoured brigades of the Swiss Army.’
      • ‘Europe is no longer threatened by the specter of armored legions racing toward the Fulda Gap.’
      • ‘The armored corps conducted an internal review in 2001 which concluded that women were unable to physically keep up with men.’
      • ‘The U.S. army already has two armored brigades operating in Kuwait.’
      • ‘The Thunder Run was a technique first used in Vietnam by American armored cavalry units, although it was usually seen used outside of cities.’
      • ‘The unit conducting this mission was a standard regimental armored cavalry troop of the early 1990s era.’
      • ‘Israel would then deploy around 30,000 paratroopers, infantry and armoured brigades.’
      • ‘The final phase of the red team-blue team exercise, called North Sword 2005, involves live tests of the firepower of tanks and armored infantry.’
      • ‘A reinforced Indian armored corps is moving into eastern Kashmir.’
      • ‘The book tells of the real bond that existed between the tankers and the armored infantry, who supported each other in capturing town after town.’
      • ‘The SBCT's structure is basically regimental, closely resembling a separate armored brigade structure.’
      • ‘During the maneuver of the heavy armored cavalry troop, applying combined arms to maximize battlespace is a difficult task at best.’
    2. 1.2 (of some animals and plants) having a protective layer or shell.
      ‘armored fish’
      • ‘Some of the species that terror birds may have preyed on were heavily armored.’
      • ‘These include a few armoured fishes and a unique, whole-bodied ‘shark’ found at Grahamstown.’
      • ‘Most mollusks have such tissue, but in this armored species, the gland is about 100 times the size of that found in related species.’
      • ‘The scales are covered with ganoin, a dense shiny substance like enamel, which gives the fish an archaic armoured appearance and makes it rather clumsy.’
      • ‘The heavily armored fish from the Devonian became extinct, being replaced with fish fauna that look more modern.’
      • ‘For as long as they were there, no crocodile or armored herbivorous or general carnivorous dinosaur could grow very big.’
      • ‘The aetosaurs, or Stagonolepididae, were large herbivorous armoured archosaurs, and an important characteristic part of Late Triassic faunas.’
      • ‘Benthic armored fish are common by the Early Devonian.’
      • ‘The extinct armored fishes known as placoderms make up what is considered to be the earliest branch of the gnathostome family tree - the earliest branch of the jawed fishes.’
      • ‘Thyreophora includes the various armored dinosaurs, like Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus.’
      • ‘With its armoured shell, thick leathery skin and slow movement, the turtle is one of the most easily recognized creatures on earth.’
      • ‘Halkieriids were sluglike metazoans armored with a coat of mineralized sclerites and two prominent shells at either end.’
      • ‘The Galeaspida are a strange group of armored fishes possessing a massive, flattened, one-piece bony shield.’
      • ‘During the Late Permian they evolved huge, heavily armored herbivores, the pareiasaurs.’
      • ‘And while jawless vertebrates were present in the Cambrian, it was not until the Ordovician that armored fish became common enough to leave a rich fossil record.’
      • ‘Remains of ostraderms (jawless, armored fish) from Ordovician rocks comprise some of the oldest vertebrate fossils.’
      • ‘Instead it relies on a heavily armored exoskeleton and spines that effectively increase its size many times over.’
      • ‘Crabs are nocturnal and cautious with an armoured shell and soft, fleshy insides.’
      • ‘The other family with extraordinary bacteriomes is Diaspididae, the armored scale insects.’
      • ‘Although the head and thorax were usually armored with dermal bone, the rest of the body was quite vulnerable, covered with small bony scales or lacking even that.’
    3. 1.3historical (of a soldier) wearing armor.
      ‘armored and mounted knights’
      • ‘The musket also ended the dominance of the armored knights on horseback.’
      • ‘The armored soldiers, bearing their large broadswords, axes and spears, flooded into the cave, making the only exit closed from escape.’
      • ‘Seven armored soldiers lay dead on the grass, and an eighth was stuck against the wall he just hit.’
      • ‘A wall of what seemed to be heavily armored soldiers came from behind the hill and stopped just beside Drenick and Demitri.’
      • ‘The gold armored soldiers were supposed to be the elite of the Saturian armed forces, with equipment and weapons parallel to that of the Alliance Marines.’
      • ‘A black armored soldier peered down at the two unmoving bodies.’
      • ‘Attention turned as the front door of the main castle burst open and armored soldiers came rushing down the steps with weapons at the ready.’
      • ‘The armored swordsman didn't turn around but responded in turn.’
      • ‘And the warhorses carried heavily armored knights for the armed forces of Europe.’
      • ‘The circle of human soldiers parted ahead, and a tall gold-haired human in a dark blue uniform walked through with another armored soldier at his side.’
      • ‘A figure stood out in the distance fighting several armored soldiers at once and amazingly he was holding his own.’
      • ‘A few moments passed by and all she did was simply stare at the armored soldier.’
      • ‘I have witnessed first hand the impact of an armored knight and horse, colliding with a standing squire.’
      • ‘Con Rafale and the armored soldiers of Valkyrie Unit readied their weapons’
      • ‘Gareth was jostled so violently that he was knocked to the ground by a fully armored knight who had just been snapped aside by Lancelot.’