armour


armour
/ˈamə / (say 'ahmuh)

noun
1. defensive equipment; any covering worn as a protection against offensive weapons.
2. a metallic sheathing or protective covering, especially metal plates used on warships, armoured vehicles, aeroplanes, and fortifications.
3. any protective covering, as the scales of a fish.
4. that which serves as a protection or safeguard.
5. the outer wrapping of metal, usually fine, braided steel wires, on a cable, primarily for the purpose of mechanical protection.
verb (t)
6. to cover with armour or armour plate.
Also, armor. {Middle English armure, from Old French armeüre, from Latin armātūra}
Usage: For spelling variation see -our.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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