Coat armor
Armor Ar"mor, n. [OE. armure, fr. F. armure, OF. armeure, fr. L. armatura. See {Armature}.] [Spelt also {armour}.] 1. Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle. [1913 Webster]

Note: In English statues, armor is used for the whole apparatus of war, including offensive as well as defensive arms. The statues of armor directed what arms every man should provide. [1913 Webster]

2. Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the fire of artillery. [1913 Webster]

{Coat armor}, the escutcheon of a person or family, with its several charges and other furniture, as mantling, crest, supporters, motto, etc.

{Submarine}, a water-tight dress or covering for a diver. See under {Submarine}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Coat armor — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coat armor — noun Etymology: alteration of cote armour 1. obsolete : coat of arms 1 2. obsolete : coat of arms 2a 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coat — (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a hut.] 1. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat card — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat link — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat of arms — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat of mail — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armor — Ar mor, n. [OE. armure, fr. F. armure, OF. armeure, fr. L. armatura. See {Armature}.] [Spelt also {armour}.] 1. Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one s person in battle. [1913 Webster] Note: In English statues …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coat-armour — /ˈkoʊt amə/ (say koht ahmuh) noun a coat of arms. Also, coat armor …   Australian English dictionary

  • coat of arms — Escutcheon, arms, armorial bearings, armorial ensigns, device, crest, coat armor …   New dictionary of synonyms

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