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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with or wearing armor: armor-clad warships.
  • n. An armor-clad naval vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. protected with a covering of armor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A war-vessel protected by external armor; an ironclad. Modern armor-clads include battle-ships, armored cruisers, and armored coast-defense vessels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with heavy steel

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