Definition of body armor in English:

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body armor

Pronunciation: /ˈbädē ˈärmər/


Clothing worn by military and police personnel to protect against gunfire.
Example sentences
  • With his hands handcuffed behind his back, he was flanked in the dock by seven police officers wearing body armour and thick black gloves.
  • That meant equipping police forces with body armor and rifles, instead of just badges and handguns.
  • At the raid in Glasgow, police officers wearing full body armour arrived at Rosemount Street, Royston.

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Syllabification: bod·y ar·mor

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