Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered or protected by iron plates, as a vessel for naval warfare; iron-clad.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Covered with defensive plates of metal, as a ship of war; steel-clad.
- adj. covered with heavy steel
- From armor + plated. (Wiktionary)
“A witness said the security forces arrived in the morning with armor-plated vehicles and shot at the women, who were waving palm fronds in protest against Ivory Coast's embattled president, Laurent Gbagbo.”
“If "Fast Five" had been rated by the EPA instead of the MPAA—the Motion Picture Association of America gave it a PG, notwithstanding rampant road rage—the average MPG would have been abysmal, what with vroom-vrooming muscle cars, screeching exotics and an armor-plated monster that makes the Hummer look demure.”
“American conservatives have spent the last few decades trying to make America into the kind of country where a minority can shut itself up into homogeneous gated communities, defend itself with guns against intruders, and drive to work in SUVs that provide massive armor-plated protection against contact of any kind with the teeming polyglot of America outside.”
“Franklin Roosevelt logged 243,827 train miles, mostly aboard the armor-plated U.S. No.”
“Friday night, August 9, Donovan and Knox boarded the armor-plated presidential train at Hyde Park, which carried Roosevelt and the large White House entourage of aides, Secret Service agents, and reporters always following him.”
“Lucky, for once, to hold a real world object in the purview of your self-substantiation, the speeding taxi, super-fly, armor-plated insect god can only act as mirror in the beading rain, cancelling out any offer of assurance.”
“The scene was straight from HBO, a gathering of 200 law officers, two Black Hawk helicopters, two armor-plated vehicles and a surveillance airplane mistaken for a mad bomber.”
“He had six legs, an armor-plated back, and he liked to eat rotting food.”
“The police say they have already used new tactics, such as driving armor-plated vehicles towards crowds to disperse them.”
“Plans to buy a $45 million Bombardier jet in 2002 were shelved but the king's penchant for heavy metal persists, with a purchase of ten BMWs (one for each of his wives) in 2005 and 20 armor-plated Mercedes last year.”
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