American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Specially formulated hard steel plate used to cover warships, vehicles, and fortifications.
- n. specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
“Armor-piercing shot struck steel armor plate and blasted out fountains of snow from the earth that were blown away by the wind.”
“The 15. 2cm shell struck the Tiger's front armor plate and cracked open the weld seam.”
“The presidential car was bullet-proof and built of armor plate for the President by the Pullman Company and the American Association of Railroads.”
“Since the building of Invincible, British battle cruisers had been structurally flawed by Jacky Fisher’s demand that weight in armor plate be sacrificed to weight invested in larger guns and heavy propulsion machinery that could generate higher speeds.”
“I thought you were urging me to come out of my armor plate ... into Kurla's body.”
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