Definition of plate armor in English:

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plate armor

Pronunciation: /plāt ˈärmər/


Protective armor of metal plates, especially as worn in medieval times by mounted knights.
Example sentences
  • It was only after 1250 with the advent of plate armour that swords with truly sharp points began to appear.
  • It is a myth that this plate armour was heavy and that it limited a man's mobility.
  • Hearts of oak have become as obsolete as knights in plate armour, and the leviathan protectors of trade are themselves too vulnerable.

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Syllabification: plate ar·mor

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