suit of armour

suit of armour
A collection of garments, usually made of metal, worn over the body for protection in battle from weapons.

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  • suit of armour — noun armor that protects the wearer s whole body • Syn: ↑body armor, ↑body armour, ↑suit of armor, ↑coat of mail, ↑cataphract • Hypernyms: ↑armor, ↑armour …   Useful english dictionary

  • Armour — (or armor) is protective covering, most commonly manufactured from metals, to prevent damage from being inflicted to an individual or a vehicle through use of direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat. While early armour tended …   Wikipedia

  • armour — (BrE) (AmE armor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full, heavy, thick ▪ light ▪ body ▪ police officers in full body armour …   Collocations dictionary

  • suit — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 set of clothes ADJECTIVE ▪ designer, elegant, immaculate, smart (esp. BrE), well cut (esp. BrE), well tailored (esp. AmE) ▪ ill fitting …   Collocations dictionary

  • suit of armor — noun armor that protects the wearer s whole body • Syn: ↑body armor, ↑body armour, ↑suit of armour, ↑coat of mail, ↑cataphract • Hypernyms: ↑armor, ↑armour …   Useful english dictionary

  • armour — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)mə(r)[/t]] (in AM, use armor) 1) N UNCOUNT In former times, armour was special metal clothing that soldiers wore for protection in battle. ...the collection of weapons and armour in the historic White Tower. ...knights in armour. ...a… …   English dictionary

  • armour — ar|mour BrE armor AmE [ˈa:mə US ˈa:rmər] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: armure, from Latin armatura; ARMATURE] 1.) metal or leather clothing that protects your body, worn by soldiers in battles in past times ▪ a knight wearing a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • armour */ — UK [ˈɑː(r)mə(r)] / US [ˈɑrmər] noun [uncountable] 1) metal clothing that soldiers wore in the middle ages to protect their bodies a knight in armour a suit of armour See: chink I, knight I 2) a) layers of hard metal that cover a military vehicle… …   English dictionary

  • suit — suit, suite The two forms are in origin the same word, and differences of usage are the result of historical choices since the 17c. In modern English we speak of a suit of clothes, armour, and playing cards, as well as a lawsuit and paying suit… …   Modern English usage

  • armour — /ahr meuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. armor. Usage. See our. * * * or body armour Protective clothing that can shield the wearer from weapons and projectiles. By extension, armour is also protective covering for animals, vehicles, and so on. Prehistoric… …   Universalium

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