Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A metallic plate, usually of iron or steel, intended to be attached to the side of a ship or the outer wall of a fort, with the view of rendering it shot-proof.

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Examples

  • It is a very thin veneer; but so wonderfully is man constituted that he squirms on his bit of achievement and believes he is garbed in armor-plate.

    The Somnambulists

  • Fernandez has installed 2,000 security cameras, quadrupled the police force, set up neighborhood watches and built his own intelligence service in a $65 million bid to "armor-plate" the district.

    Mexico's drug war intrudes on Monterrey, a booming metropolis

  • Humor is part of the armor-plate with which to resist what is already farcical enough.

    Why Women Aren't Funny

  • Humor is part of the armor-plate with which to resist what is already farcical enough.

    Why Women Aren't Funny

  • Anton was going to make the presentation on Thursday, and we needed to armor-plate the result, which was sure to elicit lots of tough questions.

    Bump Hunting (Part 2)

  • The M113 -- essentially a box on top of its tracked chassis -- is easier to armor-plate than the humvee and can be done at one-fifth the cost...

    THE NEWS BLOG

  • To armor-plate the nation's security they increasingly look to the most powerful technology available: retina, iris, and fingerprint scanners; "smart" driver's licenses and visas that incorporate anti-counterfeiting chips; digital surveillance of public places with face-recognition software; huge centralized databases that use data-mining routines to sniff out hidden terrorists.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • To armor-plate the nation's security they increasingly look to the most powerful technology available: retina, iris, and fingerprint scanners; "smart" driver's licenses and visas that incorporate anti-counterfeiting chips; digital surveillance of public places with face-recognition software; huge centralized databases that use data-mining routines to sniff out hidden terrorists.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • To armor-plate the nation's security they increasingly look to the most powerful technology available: retina, iris, and fingerprint scanners; "smart" driver's licenses and visas that incorporate anti-counterfeiting chips; digital surveillance of public places with face-recognition software; huge centralized databases that use data-mining routines to sniff out hidden terrorists.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • To armor-plate the nation's security they increasingly look to the most powerful technology available: retina, iris, and fingerprint scanners; "smart" driver's licenses and visas that incorporate anti-counterfeiting chips; digital surveillance of public places with face-recognition software; huge centralized databases that use data-mining routines to sniff out hidden terrorists.

    Homeland Insecurity

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