Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of armor.

Etymologies

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armor +‎ -like

Examples

  • He lay on his hard, armorlike back, and when lifting his head slightly, he could view his brown, vaulted belly partitioned by arching ridges, while on top of it, the blanket, about to slide off altogether, could barely hold.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • He lay on his hard, armorlike back, and when lifting his head slightly, he could view his brown, vaulted belly partitioned by arching ridges, while on top of it, the blanket, about to slide off altogether, could barely hold.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • Lourenço sent out tailored coats and evening suits with armorlike elements, such as heavy metallic embroidery, and Coelho showed snug headpieces, perhaps intended to provide at least symbolic protection against the harsh economic realities of the day.

    Dressed To Recess

  • And, beneath layer upon armorlike layer of denials, so do they.

    "A land of slander and scare; the land of sly innuendo, the poison pen, the anonymous phone call and hustling, pushing, shoving..."

  • SCALES The alligator gar's hard scales fit together like the tesserae of a mosaic to form an armorlike shell.

    Fun Facts About Alligator Gar

  • Other than that he was fine; the armorlike Klingon skull had done an admirable job of protecting his brain from damage.

    DEBTOR'S PLANET

  • She was hiding a nice pair of breasts under that armorlike jacketsoft, warm, surprisingly full breasts that had nestled against his chest like a pair of soft, warm honeybuns, honeybuns just begging to be tasted.

    Cinderella At The Ball

  • A flare of bony plate ridged the back of its skull like a tiara, angling to fit almost seamlessly with the armorlike skin encasing the rest of its bulk; necessary, no doubt, to protect against whips and thorns and brambles as it plowed its way through the hostile overgrowth that Dax and Kira had reluctantly deemed impossible to move through.

    ARMAGEDDON SKY

  • The armorlike chiton was practically invulnerable-except at the joints, where Flinx's foot struck.

    Orphan Star

  • The armorlike chiton was practically invulnerable — except at the joints, where Flinx's foot struck.

    Orphan Star

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