Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with a hard steel plate, especially vehicles, boats, and defenses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered with defensive plates of metal, as a ship of war; steel-clad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered or protected by iron plates, as a vessel for naval warfare; iron-clad.

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

  • adj. covered with heavy steel

Etymologies

From armor + plated. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Female Marchers Killed in Ivory Coast

  • 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.

    'Five': A Series Wakes Up at the Wheel

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Mass Transit is As American as Apple Pie

  • Franklin Roosevelt logged 243,827 train miles, mostly aboard the armor-plated U.S. No.

    When a Gulfstream V Just Won't Do, Try Riding Like a Rail Baron

  • 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.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • 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 Mockingbird Sings

  • 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.

    Ask an old gringo: symbolism, police, education, and the Virgin

  • He had six legs, an armor-plated back, and he liked to eat rotting food.

    The Fine Art of Where to Start

  • The police say they have already used new tactics, such as driving armor-plated vehicles towards crowds to disperse them.

    Beleaguered U.K. Police Step Up Response

  • 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.

    Alex Matthews: Will the Despot King of Swaziland Last?

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