- adj. covered with heavy steel
“When the day's proceedings end they arrange themselves outside, scanning the street until he is picked up in a silver Mercedes people carrier, a modest vehicle, albeit armour-plated.”
“Whenever I hear one I dig into the grasses at the roadside to reveal a weird armour-plated leggy brute who is as hideous as he is beautiful.”
“The most entertaining moment is John Hurt - a distinguished, multi-award winning actor - revealing his foreknowledge of the WH40K universe gained through his son being an enormous fan, and Donald Sumpter dryly pointing out the rarity of being asked to play eight-foot-tall armour-plated killing machines at his age.”
“This rare fossil of an armour-plated worm was dug out of an Albert Street construction site in 1997, discovered among the rubble at a dump-site in Nepean, and just recently identified as a plumulitid machaeridian, a relative of modern leeches and earthworms that existed between 480 and 250 million years ago.”
“Hundreds of security guards, doctors, chefs and others are accompanying President Obama on his visit, and the entourage includes a number of presidential vehicles – including his new armour-plated limousine, The Beast, and aeroplane, Air Force One.”
“American football is also violent, but in an armour-plated, gladiatorial way, and the violence largely remains on the playing field, distanced and symbolic.”
“That "honour" fell to Al Mansour, a 420 foot, 7400 tonne monster with an armour-plated bow to protect the staterooms that Saddam reserved for himself and his family.”
“The armour-plated fish Dunkleosteus was a 10 metre-long, 3,600 kg monster that terrorised other marine life in the Devonian Period, which spanned 415 million to 360 million years ago.”
“He was lying on his hard, as if it were armour-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his dome-like brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely.”
“Even if an internal timber were somehow dislodged, the ship's bow areas — for almost a third of the way aft — were armour-plated.”
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