Definition of armored in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärmərd/
(British armoured)


1(Of a military vehicle or ship) covered with a tough metal layer as a defense against attack: armored vehicles
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  • The armoured vehicle is protected against 14.5 mm heavy machine gun rounds and artillery splinters.
  • Witnesses said US troops riding in jeeps and armoured vehicles opened fire after children in the crowd started pelting them with shoes and stones.
  • The division's long columns of trucks and Humvee armoured vehicles avoided Iraqi army and paramilitary units as they pushed north on Thursday and Friday.
bulletproof, bombproof;
reinforced, toughened
1.1(Of troops) equipped with armored vehicles: the 2nd Armored Division
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  • During the maneuver of the heavy armored cavalry troop, applying combined arms to maximize battlespace is a difficult task at best.
  • The unit conducting this mission was a standard regimental armored cavalry troop of the early 1990s era.
  • Ironically, this included the 11C mortarmen assigned to armored cavalry troops.
1.2(Of some animals and plants) having a protective layer or shell: armored fish
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  • Most mollusks have such tissue, but in this armored species, the gland is about 100 times the size of that found in related species.
  • Halkieriids were sluglike metazoans armored with a coat of mineralized sclerites and two prominent shells at either end.
  • For as long as they were there, no crocodile or armored herbivorous or general carnivorous dinosaur could grow very big.
1.3 historical (Of a soldier) wearing armor: armored and mounted knights
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  • The musket also ended the dominance of the armored knights on horseback.
  • The armored swordsman didn't turn around but responded in turn.
  • Seven armored soldiers lay dead on the grass, and an eighth was stuck against the wall he just hit.

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Syllabification: ar·mored

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