armoured
armoured armoured adj. 1. provided with protective covering; -- used of animals. Opposite of {unarmored}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bone-covered ; {scaly, scaley, scaled}.

Syn: armored. [WordNet 1.5]

2. same as {armor-clad}; -- used of persons or things military. Opposite of {unarmored}.

Note: One that is aromour-clad is bulletproof. Narrower terms: {lightly armored, lightly armoured}; {mail-clad, mailed}; {panzer}; {scaled

Syn: armored. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • armoured — (BrE) (AmE armored) adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ heavily ▪ a convoy of heavily armoured vehicles ▪ lightly …   Collocations dictionary

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  • armoured — /ˈaməd/ (say ahmuhd) adjective 1. protected by armour or armour plate. 2. consisting of troops using armoured vehicles: an armoured division. Also, armored …   Australian English dictionary

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  • armoured — [ˈɑːməd] adj an armoured vehicle is covered with layers of hard metal to protect it from attack …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • armoured — armour (US armor) ► NOUN 1) the metal coverings formerly worn to protect the body in battle. 2) (also armour plate) the tough metal layer covering a military vehicle or ship. 3) military vehicles collectively. 4) the protective layer or shell of… …   English terms dictionary

  • armoured — adjective 1. protected by armor (used of persons or things military) • Syn: ↑armored • Ant: ↑unarmored (for: ↑armored) • Similar to: ↑armor clad, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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