armor armor  /ˈɑr mər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) protective covering made of metal and used in combat
  2. (n) a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
  3. (n) tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
  4. (v) equip with armor

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. American troops in Iraq have become masters of improvisation, like bolting jury-rigged armor to humvees to shield themselves from sniper fire and shrapnel.
  2. Unlike welded armor, cast armor has no seams of uncertain toughness.
  3. The vast majority of injuries are to arms and legs left vulnerable even as body armor is protecting vital organs.

News

  1. Chalking up a marine blooming alga: Genome fills a gap in the tree of life

    ( DOE/Joint Genome Institute ) Carbon dioxide is released when the calcium carbonate "armor" of the photosynthetic alga Emiliania huxleyi forms, but Ehux can trap as much as 20 percent of organic carbon derived from CO2 in some marine ecosystems. Its versatility in either contributing to primary production or adding to CO2 emissions makes Ehux a critical player in the marine carbon cycle. The ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Love of maps, history earn Norman whiz kid trip to National Geography Bee

    Norman middle school student Matthew Armor competed in the National Geography Bee.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

  3. Turkish police use armor to move on protestors

    The protesters lobbed Molotov cocktails at armored vehicles, which responded by spraying water canons.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WZZM 13 Grand Rapids

Quotes

  1. "You can have all the armor in the world on a tank, and a tank can be blown up," Rumsfeld replied. "You can have an up-armored Humvee and it can be blown up."
    on Dec 9, 2004 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: USA Today

  2. Alexander Darchiev, Russia's charge d'affairs in Washington, said Georgian soldiers were "not withdrawing but regrouping, including heavy armor and increased attacks on Tskhinvali."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Alexander Stubb Source: FOXNews

  3. In a letter to the president on Wednesday, Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said that "thousands of the new troops" being sent into Iraq would "apparently not have the armor and equipment they need to perform the...
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

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